I Experience A Feeling Of Sadness Because Of The Sufferings Of Others. How Do I Deal With This?

 I Experience A Feeling Of Sadness Because Of The Sufferings Of Others. How Do I Deal With This?

Fr Paul Chetcuti replies…

Thank God for your happiness. Do not let the lack of happiness in others reduce your own happiness. Instead, simply let it inspire you so you can share your joy with whom you can, and in ways you can.

This is what St Paul meant when he said in the sufferings of others we are carrying “what is lacking in Christ’s sufferings.”

“Where there is no love, put some love…” the little giant woman Mother Teresa once said.

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Fr Paul Chetcuti

Fr Paul Chetcuti

Fr Paul Chetcuti SJ is a Maltese Jesuit who has accompanied persons from different sectors of society mainly young people, families, children, the poor, the sick and the excluded. He was a close friend of Mother Teresa for many years. In the year 2000, he was appointed member of the National Order Of Merit in Malta for his outstanding work with young people.

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