Suffering and the Cross
God does not only not punish by suffering, He even ameliorates the power of suffering by His mercy. And the utmost manifestation of Divine mercy — is the voluntary sacrifice of Christ for the sins of the world. It was in the redemption from them, in the warding off of inevitable and eternal suffering. The death on the Cross of Christ, the Only Sinless One, is a judgement of Christ from the inexorable logic of the world-edifice. He alone was forsaken by the mercy of God, namely so that no one besides Himself should be forsaken amidst murmuring. Subjected to suffering and death, He was a judgement of condemnation of this logic, rendering it unjust in regard to man in general. Suchlike was the history of the victory of Christ over suffering and death.
-Saint Maria of Paris