"Victim souls aren't victim souls for the sake of being so - if they are really victim souls, it is because they have a very particular relationship with the Lord who has asked them to share in his cup of suffering. (Just like some people seem to get a special dose of His joy.) I completely agree that the amount of suffering one has is not a good gauge for holiness or life in general at all. That is like a reverse prosperity gospel...
the OT Jews had to work through all of this over centuries of prayer and grumbling and suffering and victory and defeat. And the only consistent answer they got was, "I will be with you." Jesus came. He is still here. Sometimes it's a wedding feast, and sometimes it's a death bed. Often all at the same time."
September 15, 2012
Good Comment on Steve Gershom's Blog
Posted by TS at 11:10 AM