Ouch! My poor foot!


#1

My mom was rushing me to grab the frozen chicken out of the fridge. The plastic tore and the heavy chicken fell onto my foot. It felt extremely painful yet I felt happy for receiving such punishments for my past sins. It also reminded me of how Jesus must have felt when they nailed his feet to the crucifix. His pain must have been many many times my own. O, Poor Jesus.


#2

Trust me, I know how that feels. Praying for you!

It’s good to put your pain in the context of Christ crucified, though. I often have trouble doing the same. It’s just so much easier to focus only on my own discomfort :flushed:


#3

It feels like throwing few kilograms heavy rock on my own foot.


#4

Like I said, I know. :confounded:


#5

Its nice to offer each and every pain and sufferings united to Jesus and through the Immaculate heart of Mary as an act of reparation for your sins committed,and for your family, for the conversion of poor sinners and for the whole world.
But do remember satan also strike your leg

Genesis 3:15 I will put enmity between you and the woman,and between your offspring and hers;
he will strike your head,and you will strike his heel.”


#6

Do you believe the chicken dropping onto my foot is a coincidence or there is no such thing as coincidence?


#7

@anon64704623

Everything happens for the good of our souls, nothing is coincidence, also the spiritual warfare.

Romans 8:28 We know that all things work together for good those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.

1 Peter 4:1 Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same intention (for whoever has suffered in the flesh has finished with sin),


#8

http://www.pathsoflove.com/love-therese.html

Therese on Love and Suffering

“What a joy to be able to suffer for Him whom we love!”

“Let us be consumed by love! … St. Francis de Sales says, “When the fire of love is in the heart, all the furniture flies out the windows”. Oh! Let us leave nothing … nothing in our heart but Jesus!
Do not believe that you can love without suffering, without suffering a great deal… It is our poor nature that is there! And it is not there for nothing! … This is our wealth, our livelihood! … It is so precious that Jesus came to our earth in order to make it his own. Let us suffer bitterly, without courage! “Jesus suffered with sadness! And without sadness does the soul suffer!?” And we would like to suffer generously, nobly!.. Celine! What an illusion! that would be!” (LT 89, 26. April, 1889)

“Dear Celine, sweet echo of my soul! … If you knew my misery! … Oh! … If you knew… Holiness does not consist in saying beautiful things, it does not even consist in thinking them, in feeling them! … It consists in suffering and in suffering everything. «Holiness! It has to be conquered at the point of the sword, one has to suffer… one has to agonize!.. »” (LT 89, OC 390)

“If you wish to feel and to have an attraction for suffering, you are in search of your own consolation, for when we love anything, pain disappears.”

“My joy is to love suffering, / I smile shedding tears/ I accept with gratitude/ The thorns mixed with the flowers.” (PN 45, stanza 2, OC 733)

“Just think that if the good Lord gave us the entire universe, with all its treasures, it could not be compared to the lightest of sufferings.” (LT 65, OC 360)

“To suffer and to be despised – what bitterness, but what glory!” (LT 81, OC 380)

“What ineffable joy to carry our cross FEEBLY.” (LT 82, OC 380)

“The grain of sand wants to start working, without joy , without courage , without force , and it is all these titles which will facilitate its enterprise: it wants to work by Love.” (LT 82, OC 381)

“Take heart, Jesus hears even the last echo of our pain.” (LT 85, OC 384)

Let us see life in the true light… It is a moment between two eternities… Let us suffer in peace… […] In order to suffer in peace it is enough to really want everything that Jesus wants…" (LT 87, OC 386)


#9

Prayers. I know a little about sore feet. image


#10

what’s this? about, have you injured yourself with a nail gun !


#11

Firefighting accident. That’s the post-surgery x-rays of the screws holding it all together.


#12

We also learn many good things with mistakes, well it was prudent one should take a vessel to fetch it.

Present sins too, we do sin everyday don’t we? nice attitude though,good example to learn

Sure,by avoiding the occasions of sins and try to be keep away from sinful inclinations,we can make Jesus less painful .


#13

Looks so ghastly,must have been very painful and took months to heal,your can still offer all this, as an act of repetition for sins committed and the for conversion of poor sinners either family or others ,or for the holy souls in purgatory and for the glory of Jesus.


#14

It was not a fun thing. One full year on crutches.


#15

can you walk now, normally,or still have the pain occasionally?


#16

I can comfortably walk. Running is now out of the question. The big issue, now, 20 years after the injury, is that the blood supply to that bone has deteriorated and the bone is necrotic (dead). It will crumble and collapse one day and more surgery will be needed.


#17

It’s really a great suffering, a cross,well accepting it is the first thing to do as the will of god second it is to turn it into a graces


#18

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