This is it – Part 4 of Father Spitzer’s four part series that follows on the heels of Finding True Happiness, The Soul’s Upward Yearning and God So Loved the World. What a spectacular conclusion to the series.
Here are some of Father’s own words from the introduction:
The Purpose of this Book—Seeing Light in the Darkness
“Suffering can be a remarkably positive inspiration and power—when we view it within the context of love and eternal life. I did not appreciate this in my earlier years, but have come to realize that it is the highpoint of wisdom – if we have faith in a loving God.”
“Suffering is darkness—leading to light—if we let it. The darkness of suffering requires no explanation. We have all felt it in times of grief, pain, deprivation, physical weakness, psychological anxiety, setbacks, loss, and failure. Most non-masochists do not rejoice in the darkness of suffering. In its initial moments, it hurts, distresses, enervates, isolates, threatens, and discourages—obscuring and even eclipsing the light of love, joy, and peace that calls us to our true home.”
“There is no need to remain in the darkness, because we have been told by Jesus that there is light—love, joy, peace, and home—in every kind and instance of suffering—light that can transform us into a perfect reflection of God’s unconditionally loving nature. If we want to overcome the darkness—to transform it into even greater light than we experienced before the darkness, we will have to be able to see the light in the darkness—and then follow it…”