Suffering Quote


#1

There is a quote in my mind and I don’t remember where in St. Paul’s letters this may be found. I probably don’t have the words exactly correct. Anyway, the words, “suffering serves to bring persons of strong faith closer to God.” Thank you to whoever can help me find this!


#2

This one maybe?

Romans

5 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have obtained access* to this grace in which we stand; and we[c] boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we[d] also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.***


#3

The word suffer appears 82 times in the New Testament RSV.

Here they are for browsing.

quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/r/rsv/rsv-idx?type=simple&format=Long&q1=suffer&restrict=New+Testament&size=All

-Tim-


#4

Thank you. These are all helpful. I tried to find a Catholic Concordance online, but could not find it.


#5

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Thank you. These are all helpful. I tried to find a Catholic Concordance online, but could not find it.

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Here is a link. vatican.va/archive/ENG0839/_FA.HTM

Click on the letter the word starts with (eg. for "suffer", click on "s"). A list of all the words starting with "s" will come up. Scroll to the word you're searching (eg. "suffer") and click on it. A list of short phrases will come up giving every time that word appears. To the left it will tell you where it occurs in the Bible. You can click on that and it will connect you to that text in the Bible (if you want to read more than just the short phrase that is given).


#6

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