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Fr. Jules Cahir

Libermann urged Cahier to see a divine purpose in his suffering. "We lost sight of ourselves entirely for the purpose of fixing our mind on Jesus alone, of directing all our intentions toward Him, the well-beloved and only treasure of our soul. We then enjoy great repose in the midst of all the troubles, sufferings, afflictions, and contradictions that we experience."

Libermann applies salvific value to human suffering for "When the soul is not subject to any suffering, humiliation or contradiction, it is scarcely able to leave its own self. Instead of seeking God alone, it is always seeking Him in itself, or rather, it is in reality seeking itself while apparently seeking God."

It is God we ought to seek, and not ourselves. "Our divine Jesus categorically desires that you seek nothing but Him alone, and that you seek Him in Himself and for Himself."