Given that God is outside of time, it would seem like it would be possible to belatedly offer up suffering you have already endured in the past - for example, some serious pain you suffered during a past time of your life when you were perhaps not thinking about God. I was thinking about Archbishop Sheen passing a hospital and saying, “all that wasted suffering” and trying to find a way to not waste mine although it is from a long itme back.
I cannot find a source confirming this, however. I read Pope JPII’s Salvefici Doloris and a long page on FishEaters and couldn’t find anything about offering suffering retroactively there.
Anybody have a source? Do you think this might be possible to keep old suffering from being wasted?