Thought for the Week:

Richard Rohr – Job and the Mystery of Suffering

We will all have a problem similar to Job’s so long as we picture God as the one who doesn’t suffer. Job didn’t know about Jesus, of course, so it’s easier to excuse his mistake. But it’s amazing that, even after, we’ve seen the incarnation, we Christians fall so readily into the same misconception. The enfleshment and suffering of Jesus is saying that God is not apart from the trials of humanity. God is not aloof. God is not a mere spectator. God is participating with us. God is not merely tolerating human suffering. Or healing suffering. God is participating with us in it.