‘The life of the Christian’

by Kevin Birnbaum

From The Hidden Life by St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (aka Edith Stein), who died in the gas chamber at Auschwitz:

To suffer and to be happy although suffering, to have one’s feet on the earth, to walk on the dirty and rough paths of this earth and yet to be enthroned with Christ at the Father’s right hand, to laugh and cry with the children of this world and ceaselessly sing the praises of God with the choirs of angels—this is the life of the Christian until the morning of eternity breaks forth.