Dear brothers and sisters,
Try to imagine what it cost Jesus to leave the glory of heaven to come this close to us here on earth! What did he not take upon himself to redeem us? What, in comparison, is the suffering that God, in His love, puts us through? And through it we can be bridge builders to people who are in acute suffering. Our measure of suffering is always only a fraction of what Jesus took upon himself for us. In His suffering we find comfort and courage to be able to do good even in difficult circumstances, while fixing our eyes on Jesus!