"And when you pray for us, we can begin to see one another's faces."
Something I can actually contribute for once
Usually when we feel pain, we take it to mean we're doing the wrong thing. And this is basically correct. But there are times and places where feeling pain means we're doing the right thing. What else could possibly be meant by 'Take up your cross'? I submit that when a wound is cauterized by fire, the first response is searing, blinding pain.