"This is something characteristic of the righteous. Just because they suffer pain themselves it does not stop them caring for the needs of others. They grieve for themselves and the adversity they face but they still give the needed teaching to others. They are like some great doctor who is struck down by sickness: they endure their own wounds while giving healing medicines to their patients."
Ex Morálium libris sancti Gregórii Magni papæ in Iob (Lib. 3, 39-40: PL 75, 619-620)Saint Gregory the Great, pray for us and four Holy Father.