What kind of mortification can I do as a young person with a disabling physical illness? I’m not permitted to fast or do anything physical that might tire me out or compromise my health. I experience a lot of physical pain already. And due to this illness, I’ve already had to give up a lot of things I previously enjoyed doing, including foods I like, sports, outings, playing video games (I get migraines), etc… so my life is already pretty mortified just by default. And I’ve become resigned to not getting what I want and having to do things I hate. So I honestly can’t think of anything to do to mortify myself.
I do offer up my suffering, and if I’m doing all I can that’s fine, but I just listened to a homily on mortification and wondered if there’s something else I could be doing. Or am I doing enough just because of the way my life is? Where I currently live, I don’t have a priest to ask… so I’m not sure where to turn for advice or suggestions.