I learned that just a moment ago, God came to you with his cross by asking you for the most painful of sacrifices, and I ask that He Himself will be your strength, your support, your Divine Consoler! In the face of such trials, God alone can speak, for He is the supreme Consoler.
The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God,and no torment shall touch them.They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead;and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction.
But they are in peace.
For if to others, indeed, they seem punished,
yet is their hope full of immortality;
Chastised a little, they shall be greatly blessed,
because God tried them
and found them worthy of himself.
As gold in the furnace, he proved them,
and as sacrificial offerings he took them to himself.
In the time of their judgment they shall shine
and dart about as sparks through stubble (Wisdom 3: 1-7)