Tag Archive: suffering

Lenten Responsive Prayer

Leader: In this is love, not that we loved God but that God loved us and sent God’s Son. People: We come to worship the One who knows our pain, for he himself… Continue reading

Miroslav Volf on forgiveness

from Exclusion & Embrace forgiveness itself is a form of suffering; when i forgive i have not only suffered a violation but also suppressed the rightful claims of strict restitutive justice.

Serene Jones on suffering and love

suffering itself is not the source of our redemption; the persistence of love in the midst of suffering is that redemptive source. serene jones, trauma+grace

Thomas Merton on suffering

from Seven Storey Mountain indeed, the truth that many people never understand, until it is too late, is that the more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and… Continue reading