Today Catholic TV has talked a lot about the importance of our sacrifices and suffering as essential for our salvation... to the point of putting as headline, and example, the most famous blind singer in the world, turning kneeling to the little chapel of Fatima.
The more we exalt and avail ourselves of our sufferings for our salvation, the less value we give to the suffering of Christ who gave his blood to the last drop for the salvation of all men.
What is lacking for our salvation are our good works, our forgiveness to those who offend us, our love for God and for others as Christ has loved us....
Shedding our blood to forgive our sins is not part of the catalog of works of mercy!
Whenever I preach on the cross I am telling the world that Christ's death was not worth to me or was insufficient!
If we continue in this rhythm, on our knees, we will not get very far.... as walking sloths, we will be left behind by more intelligent and faster movements.... (Canon Abílio De Vasconcelos)
There is another perspective.