I have a family member, a protestant minister, who was diagnosed with brain cancer only two weeks ago, and has been declining very rapidly. He was in the hospital for a week, is now in a nursing home, and the family is looking to place him in hospice. The family is coming together. They are all pentecostal Christians.
Please pray for him to be able to bear the weight of his suffering.
Please pray for a happy death if this is God’s time to call him.
I know that Pope John Paul 2 has written on Suffering.
Are there any other good Catholic books on the meaning of redemptive suffering, that might be easier to read and understand than Pope John Paul?
The family doesn’t understand suffering at all, it’s a totally foreign idea to them. They are of the pentecostal variety, name it and claim it, “be healed!” So at this point, near death, they are feeling hopeless.
I would like to share something with them that would be comforting, as well as inspiring.