The history of the Church has known many “victim souls.” These are men and women who have been given particular afflictions by God to endure for the sake of others. Some have made themselves available to God to take on specific sufferings. Have you ever said, “God, if it will lead (name of loved one) closer to you, I will gladly accept any trial you wish to send to me?” Or, maybe you have simply embraced some suffering with your whole heart, knowing that it would lead to the salvation of others. This requires a heart of great love, not only for Jesus, but for souls. The difficulty is in taking our eyes off ourselves and seeing the “bigger picture.” That’s the view Jesus had from the cross. How are you at accepting – or even asking for – suffering to aid in the salvation of souls?