April 23, 2023

The Way of Suffering

Text: Mark 8:31-9:1
Rev. John Downs

Am I fragile, resilient or “antifragile” — i.e. made stronger through stress and suffering? Our Messiah came to suffer, through poverty, scorn, rejection, humiliation and a brutal death to purchase our redemption and to display his power and glory. As his disciples, learners, we are called to follow him into the transformative school of suffering as we live all of our life before the face of God.