The redemptive value of suffering -
an interesting concept
chatted up by papal powers -
leads to thoughts of choices (you know, decisions)
taken (or not taken) throughout your life.
A decision tree, a useful tool
Take the Path to Perdition
Take the Road to Redemption
a decision fork arrives.
Of course neither conduit is labeled.
Is it Redemption?
Is it Perdition?
Looking back, using keenest hindsight,
I see I sometimes took
the Path, and other times,
the Road; the Path
more often than not.
Ah, and now the key question
Is suffering synonymous with pain?
I think yes, Pain is suffering, they are synonyms.
Which choice brought the fiercest pain?
I had that answer
I would know
There is redemptive value in suffering.