Some people get a lot more crosses than others, usually Christians, whilst some ‘non-believers and lukewarm believers’ get to have everything they desire on earth with little suffering - whether it be money, healthy children and a good marriage, happiness, full mental and physical health, etc.
I would guess a lot of CAF members have had their faith strengthened through suffering, so is God fair on those that have had no or little suffering?
I fully realise all the attributes above mentioned do not necessarily lead to happiness, on earth.
So, as an example, if we take the words of St Gemma below, and other instances in the bible - God gives suffering to people to ensure their soul will not be lost and/or to hone it like gold. If this is the case is it FAIR that those with everything and/or are fully happy and content hence they have no ‘urge’ to look for God, should not also be made to suffer so as to humble them and make them dependent on God - and hence save their soul?
It is also assumed that these ‘happy’ people will also be saved, so then why must others suffer so much whilst a lot do not need to. Are their souls easier to save, will they not be saved and/or are their souls not dear to God - which begs the question as to why one soul would be dearer to God, than another?
"Jesus once said to me: “Do you know, daughter, for what reason I send crosses to souls dear to me? I desire to possess their souls, entirely, and for this I surround them with crosses, and I enclose them in sufferings and tribulation, that they may not escape from my hands; and for this I scatter thorns, that souls may fasten their affections upon no one, but find all content in Me alone. My daughter, if you do not feel the cross it cannot be called a cross. Be sure that under the cross you will not be lost. The demon has no strength against those souls who for My love groan under the cross. 0 My daughter, how many would have abandoned Me if they had not been crucified. The cross is a gift too precious, and from it come many virtues.”
I prayed then to Jesus that He would not concede to me any grace except that of loving Him very much, and Jesus said: “Oh soul dear to me, if you truly love Me, behold My chalice; you can drink it to the last drop. On this chalice I have placed My lips, and I want you to drink it.” I told Jesus to do with me as He would. And then He said to me: “I have sent this cross to you, you do not appreciate it; rather it is contrary to your desire, but the more it is contrary, the more it is like Mine. Would it not seem to you a dreadful thing to see a father in the midst of sorrow and the children enjoying themselves? When I shall be your Spouse of blood, I will come to you, but crucified; show your love to me as I have shown it toward you, and do you know how? By suffering, pains, and crosses without number. You ought, therefore, to consider yourself honored, if I lead you on paths hard and painful; if I permit that you be tormented by the demon, that the world despise you, that persons most dear to you afflict you, and with daily martyrdom, I permit your soul to be purified and tested. And you, daughter, think only of practicing great virtue; run in the path of the Divine Will, humbled, assured, that if I hold you to the cross, I love you.” *