Grace to you and peace from Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Brothers and Sisters, I want to emphasize how important it is to accept all sufferings that come your way for Christ. On His way to Calvary, Christ suffered immensely. We must imitate him through our own suffering, such as doing severe penance, intense prayer, mortifying the flesh, and depriving oneself of most luxuries. For example, I do not drive to Mass. I walk in the freezing cold. Walking to Mass in the freezing cold brings me closer to the Way of Calvary, and to the sufferings of the early Christians.
By doing this, we become closer to His Passion, and the glory and kingdom of heaven. We must continue to fill ourselves with grace, not only by doing severe penance, but by immersing ourselves in the sacraments. We must receive the Eucharist often. As St. Pius X said: “Communion is the shortest and safest way to heaven.” Pray the Rosary often, and find your own special way to come closer to Christ.
Blessings from Our Lord Jesus Christ, who so loved the world, he took up a cross and died for us. Amen. Amen.