In view of your title, I can't help but recall a story that Mother Theresa used to tell, the irony of her own story apparently escaping her. She is well known for running poor houses with filthy conditions, no pain killers, etc. One of the inmates of her operation told her of her personal suffering, and Mother Theresa told her this was just kisses from Jesus. The woman immediately said, "Then please tell Jesus to stop kissing me!" Theresa told this as a laugh-getter at events she'd speak at, but when you really look on it, it was a ghastly statement of how sane people react to pious platitudes about human suffering.