Let those who suffer as Christians not be ashamed but glorify God under this name.  – 1 Pet 4:16

Reflection.  The Lord did not come to suppress suffering or deny it, but rather to fill it with His presence.  He taught us that all suffering when united with His can glorify God and save souls.

Prayer.  Dear Lord, this is a great mystery, which I believe but do not understand fully.  You chose suffering as the coin that purchased our redemption.  I surrender to Your superior wisdom.