Happy are deceptions if they require us not to give up the struggle without going farther on in our efforts, to be discontented with prejudices and hasty suspicions, and to understand better the grandeur of the message that is transmitted to us.
To believe in the Church is to adhere to the mystery of Christ, which is found therein:
Christ comes to look for man in the midst of sin, and slowly draws him away from it. This is the mystery of the fundamental plan of God, which is to give himself to the world by taking on a human flesh. God went to the limits of this plan. One can adhere to the Church, the mystery of faith, only living it here on this earth.
How could such a life not bring suffering? The only sign of authentic achievement is the cross. The truth of all our responses can be summarized as follows: "Does a person truly love someone when he cannot suffer for him?"
- Taken from Fr. Bernard Bro, O.P., Happy Those Who Believe, John Morriss, Tr. (Staten Island, NY: The Society of St. Paul, St. Pauls/Alba House, 1970).