I ran across this quote from Mother Teresa the other day. I'll paraphrase it since the book isn't in front of me at the moment.
"When the person who has suffered more than any other human ever...arrives in heaven and experiences God's glory, the time spent in pain on this earth will seem nothing more than a night spent at an inconvenient hotel."
Sounds like she was familiar with my favorite verse, 2 Cor. 4:17..."For this slight momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison."