Lent – The Deep Things of God, Why Suffer?

Many times in the life of the seeker, or the helper we too suffer.
It gives us great comfort to know that our beloved Jesus walked this journey before us, and he understands our personal setbacks and challenges in life.
In Matthew Chapter 16, “From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things.
In his despair, did Jesus wonder when people would get his message?
Jesus predicted his own death three times and each time he was grieved. Why was no getting it?
Also, Jesus was not afraid to show his feelings.
In the Book of John, Chapter 11 it says,
“When Jesus saw her Mary, Lazarus’ sister weeping, and the others, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled.
Jesus asked, “Where have you laid him?”
They said to him, “Lord, come and see”. As Jesus approached the tomb it says, “Jesus wept”.
Don’t think these incidents did not grieve Jesus, they did.
Jesus experienced condemnation and began carrying His Cross long before the physical experience happened in his life, because of the people he encountered along the way. Jesus grieved in his experience.
Not only was he prepared to embrace his own suffering, but he felt ours as well.

About Rev. Patty

Rev. Patricia A. Zorn, M Div., MSC is the founder of Sacred Walk Home, A Ministry of Hope & Healing. She was ordained an Interfaith Minister in 1996 and a Catholic Woman Priest in 2005. Rev. Patty uses her gift of the written word; encouraging and inspiring others to develop a closer connection with Christ, while spreading the Good News of Hope & Healing to those in need of spiritual support.

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