Saints who didn't suffer?

It seems like most of the saints we read about suffered immensely during their earthly lives, more than the average person. I have two questions:

  1. Did the suffering make them saints, or did God allow them to suffer because they were saintly (or both)?

  2. Do we know of any saints who didn’t suffer more than the average person?

There are lots of Saints that didn’t suffer more than the average person. The last two canonized come to mind right now but there are many.

  1. God worked in an intimate way within their souls to turn their instinctive human aversion of suffering into a love of suffering for God and the salvation of souls in imitation of Christ.

  2. It’s not so much whether there was more or less suffering as what they made of it. When crosses come to saints they tend to accept them as from God and bear them with his aid. It’s how they gain crowns.

2 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness.

Don’t worry. God will give you situations He thinks you can work His will through. This doesn’t have to be through having an awful time.

No such thing.

Everyone gotta suffer.

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