By Rev Fr William Goh
Suffering is a mystery of life. No one likes to suffer. But Jesus Himself, too, had to suffer; not on account of His sins but the sins of others. Jesus did not ask why He had to suffer, but embraced suffering as part of the mysterious providential plan of God. Suffering is pedagogical in coming to know ourselves. Through suffering, we come to learn obedience, love, patience and forgiveness. When suffering is integrated into our lives and embraced in faith, such suffering heals the heart as well. Most of all, sharing in the suffering of Christ, we too will attain eternal salvation and share in the glory of Christ.