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Good Friday: Suffering

It was not because Jesus was oblivious to pain that enabled him to undergo such cruelty. It was because he knew the depth of human grief and loss and despair. And he knew that, because he loved.

– Br. James Koester
Society of Saint John the Evangelist

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Question for Reflection:
Will you ask God to transform your suffering into greater love?


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  1. Tudy Hill on March 25, 2016 at 20:28

    Your own “I don’t know why…?” questions encourage me to believe more in your faith that grounds you. Thank you, Robert.

  2. marilee pittman on April 3, 2015 at 08:09

    I don’t usually listen to talk of the meaningfulness of suffering. However upon listening to this talk on this Good Friday Morning, I am reminded of loved ones who have suffered with cancer and I realized how transformative that experience was for them. It is true their hearts were broken wide open and filled with a depth of love and compassion.

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