Well today I had my wisdom teeth taken out. Ouch I know right? Well it wasn't the procedure that was painfull, but the after part. It is the recovering part that is. My cheeks are swollen (as you can see from the picture below), I have had a small but annoying headache, my throat hurts, and the worst part about it; I can't eat that much. I love to eat and not being able to eat is really hard for me.
This suffering has been more of a blessing than anything. Why? Well first of all I can thank God that I will never need to worry about having problems with my wisdom teeth in my life. It was a surgery that could help me later in my life. My wisdom teeth were impacted and thus that means that they were crowding my mouth more that it already was. By doing the surgery I saved myself the trouble of getting migraines that could have resulted from this excessive crowding, as the wisdom teeth would have forced the teeth to be pulled and trigger bad headaches.
Second of all about the suffering. I know that this suffering is only going to be temporal and better yet I can always offer this suffering to God for someone. I could always offer it up for The holy souls in Purgatory, or my uncle who has left the Catholic faith. What better joy can you get than by suffering out of love and compassion.
Jesus said " Blessed art the meek for they shall inherit the land"
Being meek is not an easy thing, it is hard. It involves having patience which is also hard. That is why it is something we should all strive in being.
May God bless us and help us to be meek all of our days.