“Suffering invites us to place our hurts in larger hands. In Christ, we see God suffering— for us. And calling us to share in God’s suffering love for a hurting world. The small and even overpowering pains of our lives are intimately connected with the greater pains of Christ. Our daily sorrows are anchored in a greater sorrow and therefore a larger hope.” –Henri Nouwen
How does this quote sit with you? How might the sorrows you are experiencing now connect you with Christ, and how might you look to Christ for hope?