The Paradox of Pain, by Elizabeth A. Mitchell

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*Image: The Crucifixion of Christ by the Master of St. Lambrecht (possibly Hans von Tübingen), c. 1435 [Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria]

By Elizabeth A. Mitchell, The Catholic Thing, May 27, 2022

Dr. Elizabeth A. Mitchell, S.C.D., received her doctorate in Institutional Social Communications from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome where she worked as a translator for the Holy See Press Office and L’Osservatore Romano …


Elizabeth A. Mitchell“Lord Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me!” (Lk. 18:38). We can all cry out like the blind man at the Gate of Jericho, struggling perhaps to forgive a deep hurt, unable to let go of the pain, feeling blind and helpless.  We know that our efforts alone are futile to heal our innermost anguish, and with the blind man, we call out to our only Hope.

But as the blind man cries out, “the people who were going along with Jesus told the man to be quiet.” (Lk. 18:39) …

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