A man who does not understand the benefit of suffering does not live a clever and true life.
Mankind has never achieved greatness but through suffering.
— Robert De Lamennais
Without suffering, spiritual growth cannot happen. Suffering often accompanies death, but suffering is also a useful, beneficial condition of life. It is said that God loves those who experience suffering.
Religion gives a person the understanding of the meaning of his existence and his destination.
— Anatole France
A person who lives a spiritual life cannot help but see that suffering brings him closer to God. Seen in this light, suffering loses its bitter side and becomes bliss.