On Suffering

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Run Time: approximately 10 minutes. Gospel: Mk 1:29-39.

We’ve come into this life, and we go through this life for the sake of each other. Even in the depths of our worst sorrows to know that it’s not just me, it’s not just mine. Just as surely as another’s aren’t just theirs and I should heed God’s call to be of comfort and consolation to one who suffers – but also in the midst of my own suffering – to know I’m not the first and I won’t be the last. And most especially there’s one who was there before I got there. There was one who took the suffering of the world upon Himself. Who was the most despised of men. Scorned and outcast. Who, for love of us, poured Himself out so that none in their suffering might be alone…