Lent Meditation: Surrendering Suffering (Week 4)

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Over the next few weeks in our Lent Prayer Meditation series, we’ll embrace Jesus’ invitation to surrender, and in this practice in particular, surrendering our suffering.

In this practice, we let the words of Thomas Merton convict and encourage us:

Merely accepted, suffering does nothing for our souls except, perhaps, to harden them…

Suffering has no power and no value of its own. It is valuable only as a test of faith.

To believe in suffering is pride: but to suffer, believing in God, is humility.

Quoted excerpts from Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter