Friday, October 4, 2013
On the suffering of sinners
Wherever you put a person suffering from an internal disease or oppressed with cruel sorrow, he will suffer, even if he is put in the most magnificent palace; that is because his disease and sorrow are always and everywhere with him and in him. It is the same in the case of a sinner who is impenitent and not cleansed of his sins - wherever you put him, he will suffer even in Paradise itself, because the cause of his suffering (i.e., sin) is in his heart. To a sinner everywhere is hell.