A woman went to Padre Pio and asked him: "Tell me, Father, why am I so sick? I have been for 30 years. It is true that I can perform my duties, but only with great pain.
To which he replied: "That is a great favor, the Lord has chosen you to suffer!
You have two brothers who lead a very bad life, and your other relatives are not much better. For the salvation of their souls, you will suffer for two more years, after which you will be cured. You will then have saved all those souls. Every suffering is a favor, even if it is not so understood.