Each of my personal sin, even the smallest one is contributing to the deepening of the sufferings and sorrows of the Church. Just like each one of my good deeds contributes to the holiness of the Church.
You could even say that Christians in India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Syria and Iraq are persecuted because of my sins ... Yes!!! because of MY sins.
The Church operates on the principle of "interconnected vessels". Nothing in the Church happens without a cause (authorized or intended by God) and nothing happens without a purpose.
Church -the Spouse of Christ- must go the way Christ himself went through, means the Way of the Cross.
There is no salvation without suffering and conversion; there is no glory of the Kingdom of God without passion on the Calvary. Who doesn’t accept it, cannot consider himself to be a member of the Suffering Body of Christ – the Church.
"… Remember the words I said to you: A servant is not greater than his master. If they persecuted me, they will persecute you too …" (John 15:20)