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Lesson 20

Transforming Suffering through Faith and Prayer

Suffering is an opportunity to grow in our faith, to live more fully as the Lord lives, and to help in the salvation of others.

Lesson Vocabulary

  • Forgive
    The act of granting pardon to another for an offense committed and to no longer hold that wrong against them.
  • Compassion
    Sympathetic concern for the sufferings of others. From the Latin for 鈥渢o suffer with.鈥
  • Redemptive Suffering
    Uniting our own suffering to Jesus鈥 Passion and offering it as a self sacrifice for the sake of our salvation or the salvation of others, in imitation of Jesus.
  • Prudence
    鈥淩ight judgement.鈥 A Cardinal Virtue that helps guide all of the other virtues because it helps us to discern the true good in every circumstance. It helps us to make the right decision at the right time and to find the best way to achieve a good outcome.
  • Resignation
    Acceptance of God鈥檚 will in our lives, especially in times of difficulty and suffering.
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