I have started reading The Life of Anne Catherine Emmerich, a holy, German nun (1774-1824), who took sufferings upon herself to expiate the sins of the Church and her members. This picture comes to my mind. Visualize every sin as a filthy raindrop falling on the Lord. We have billions of people in the world with each of us committing numerous sins each day ~ now imagine how the Lord is being bombarded every single moment by us! This visualization should prompt us to perform as many acts of love as possible to shield some of the drops from hitting him, providing some comfort. It's most urgent and our duty to fulfill.