Pheasant feather

Unfortunately, brothers and sisters, we are the product of a spiritualized, individualistic education. We were taught: Try to save your soul and don’t worry about the rest. We told the suffering: Be patient, heaven will follow, hang on. No, that’s not right, that’s not salvation! The salvation that Christ brings is salvation from every bondage that oppresses human beings.

Source: The Violence of Love

There are no sorrows that cannot become crowns of glory and of hope when suffered with love for God.