Stories of Suffering: Wendy Saunders
Some have suggested that there are five stages to grief. Others have written about six steps to suffering. There are lots of ways to understand the process of suffering, but the bible suggest one metaphor that seems to make sense: "walking". We don't get through our suffering by "running" away from them, or by "racing" through them, or by "lying down" and letting them consume us. Instead, the bible suggest that we "walk through" our suffering. If we adopt this process of walking, then we will find that we are not alone as we walk, God is with us. And with that knowledge we know that our suffering will not overwhelm us. Join us this Sunday as we explore the process of suffering through word and song.
Canon Robert Hurkmans was the priest at St. James and St. Brendan from 2006 to 2018.