The Cross, Suffering, and Revelation
It is human nature to want to avoid suffering. We often view seasons of pain, suffering, and persecution as interruptions to our life, and as distractions in our spirituality. Jesus offers us a new perspective, though. As we approach Holy Week and Good Friday, Jesus’ words in the Gospel of John call us not to view the cross merely as a bridge we must cross over to experience resurrection, but as an elevator we must ride as it lifts us up to give us new perspective and to reveal the human heart.