The Gift of Suffering

Photo by  Ryan Cheng  on  Unsplash

Photo by Ryan Cheng on Unsplash

On a scorching day I’ll step out into the sunlight and in seconds begin to sweat. It doesn’t take long for my body to heat up and for my skin to begin to burn. I can only bare the burden for a short while before I need to find relief in the shade of a nearby tree. In the intensity of my struggle, the tree provides welcome relief all while suffering in the sun without saying a word.

Like a tree, may you find your strength to silently suffer along side others in their misery.