"If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me."-(Mt 16:24) Communion Verse for the Feast of King St. Wenceslaus today in the Latin Rite.
God leads us through darkness to bring us to the light; through suffering to bring us to Paradise. God leads us through suffering because it is a penance for our sins. God leads us to Paradise because it is that for which we were created. Both are expressions of His Justice.