“We can only get a gift from God by drawing it to us through desire. We cannot get it at any time, but only at that precise moment when our soul is consumed with desire for that particular gift. Thus only is suffering to be understood. The deeper the suffering, the emptier the soul, the higher the gift.” (1939)
“In the language of God nothing is meaningless—not even pain and suffering.” (1962)
“Goodness is sacrificial: based upon suffering.
“Evil is the refusal to sacrifice.” (1929)
“When suffering is the chief evil we are living the life of appearances.” (1932)
“Christ was the lonely man.
“There is no suffering like unpopularity
“And Christ was a lonely fool.” (1941)