"Just Enough Truth for Today":
Stories of Suffering: Randy Mayne
"Lay Your Hands Gently Upon Us"
In the middle of many operas there is a key piece of music in which the lead character sings a transformative and emotive aria that moves them from the depths of suffering to the possibility of new life. It is ironic that at the darkest moment of the story comes one of the most beautiful pieces of music. This raises an important question: Can suffering ever be beautiful? Is there any purpose to our pain? Is there anything good or beneficial that comes from hardship. Join us today as we explore the possibility that suffering can work for us, and not just against us.
Canon Robert Hurkmans was the priest at St. James and St. Brendan from 2006 to 2018.