The God of all consolation … consoles us in all our afflictions and thereby enables us to console others in their troubles.  – 2 Cor 1:3-4

Reflection. Suffering is a tremendous mystery for all of us.  Jesus taught us how to give meaning to suffering by embracing the Cross.  He accepted the Cross as His special vocation.  He did not want it, no one in his right mind would want pain, but He used it as a coin to purchase our salvation.

Prayer. Dear Jesus, comfort me, console me, and inspire me so that I may comfort and console and inspire those who need me.