Amoris Laetitia 130: Growth From Adversity

amoris laetitia memeBattle imagery from one of the Western Fathers, but not inappropriate, I’d say:

130. On the other hand, joy also grows through pain and sorrow. In the words of Saint Augustine, “the greater the danger in battle the greater is the joy of victory”.(Confessions, VIII, III, 7: PL 32, 752) After suffering and struggling together, spouses are able to experience that it was worth it, because they achieved some good, learned something as a couple, or came to appreciate what they have. Few human joys are as deep and thrilling as those experienced by two people who love one another and have achieved something as the result of a great, shared effort.

An underdog story that might appeal to me. What about you? Remember that Amoris Laetitia is online here.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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