There is only one way that pain can be handled, and that is by looking at this scene: the three crosses on Calvary and particularly our Blessed Lord in the middle. He took this absurd symbol of the cross, put himself upon it, and solved the enigma of life and death. He solved it by making a condition of life. “Take up your cross daily and follow me.” Good Friday is the condition of Easter Sunday. The crown of thorns is the condition of the halo of light. The scourged body is the condition of the glorified body. You die with Him, you rise with Him. In other words, he conquered pain by using it as a means of attaining glory. – The Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
There are those who wonder why God has so burdened them with their trial. Then there are those who wonder why God has not trusted them with one.
“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” – James 1: 12