Healing and “Offering Up”

Posted January 16, 2018 9:18 pm by Dwight Longenecker

Healing and “Offering Up”

Any convert to the Catholic faith will soon come across this phrase, “Offer it up.”
Ordinary Catholic mothers used to say it when their kids were grumbling: “Offer it up dear!”
The idea behind this practice is really one of Catholicism’s treasures. It is the belief that our sufferings can be joined with those of Christ for the redemption of the world. This is rooted in the mysterious passage from St Paul when he says in Colossians, “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions for the

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