May 6, 2009

Dumb Ox

On Suffering (continued)

The logic behind the saying "Offer it up."

We've all heard that expression "Offer it up." It is often the response when we or someone else lament life's difficulties. To the Dumb Ox it can seem like a flippant or dismissive reply to another person's suffering. But "offering it up" is sometimes the best thing we can do.

Scripture testifies to the fact that Christ is the head and we are the body. As members of the Mystical Body of Christ we can offer up our suffering, whatever form it takes, in union with our Savior's Passion. Click here for a prayer of daily offering and here for the previous post on suffering.

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