The mystery of God’s love is not that our pain is taken away, but that God first wants to share that pain with us.

Out of this divine solidarity comes new life.

Jesus’ being moved into the Center of His being by human pain is indeed a new movement towards a new life.

God is our God, the God of the living.

In the divine womb of God, life is always born again…

“The truly good news is that God is not a distant God, a God to be feared and avoided, a God of revenge, but a God who is moved by our pains and participated in the fullness of human struggle…”

– Henri Nouwen

From compassion, a Reflection on the Christian Life (Darton, long man and Todd, 2008

We tend to run away from pain. Yet as we share our pain with Jesus it becomes purifying.

We share in hope and resurrection!


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