This story is about the remarkable Fr. Charles Kram, Jr., the quadriplegic priest who served for nearly twenty-five years as a hospital chaplain doing what he enjoyed most in life: serving God and neighbor with an enormous amount of love.
By never complaining about his suffering of pain and the humiliation of his dependency, Fr. Kram raised suffering to the dignity of the divine. In this way, he accepted the circumstances of his life as the will of God. To complain against the will of God would certainly be unworthy of a true Christian. To accept his suffering as the will of God made Fr. Kram’s suffering a source of joy, a vehicle of unity with God here on earth.
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