Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Fallen Away

There are many sufferings in life-- I mean, many veins of suffering, along which pain wells from the human heart and back to it. But there is one agony distinct from all the rest, which, when felt, gives us a totally new idea of the suffering of the Heart of Christ, our Lord. It is the suffering, the peculiar agonizing void, the torture that makes moaning no relief, nor motion of the body any change, which we feel when we watch a soul we dearly love deliberately exchanging good for evil.

~ from Spiritual Excellence by Alban Goodier Share

4 comments:

Veritas said...

And for souls such as these we must pray, for there but for the grace of God, go I.

elena maria vidal said...

Isn't that the truth....

alaughland said...

That describes the suffering of a mother.

elena maria vidal said...

Completely.