St. John of the Cross once said, "Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent.”
I don't know about you, but whenever something disagreeable happens to me, my first instinct is often to complain about it. However,. St. John of the Cross reminds me that there is a better way. By meditating on Christ crucified, our own sufferings are put into perspective. We can then learn to either remain silent or find occasions for giving praise.
At the Charles Colson Center, I have prepared a week's worth of Bible readings around this very theme. To view the readings, click on the following link:
|Christ is the Solution to Grumbling|
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