- Why Suffering? (part 1)
What makes this suffering even more unfair is that it was her own sacrificial love that ruined her. So why all this suffering for a person that just doesn’t deserve the pain? What if suffering fades like grasses in the fields but acts of love are eternal, like diamonds. Suffering is temporary, it can only last as long as a lifetime. So, why suffering?
- Why Suffering? (part 2)
Would we consider suffering a good gift instead of a reason to rebel against our trainer?
- Maximum Suffering
The most suffering that can be felt in the whole existence of the world for all of time can be no more than the amount that one person can feel at one moment.
- Jesus in Garden of Gethsemane art | RawSpoon (july 2020)
The stations of the cross are a series of moments traditionally selected on which to meditate to help us understand more fully Jesus' journey of suffering to the cross.
- Clairmont Presbyterian | author/illustrator Raw Spoon
Like in many of these mandalas the trinity sign is in the middle signifying that despite all the suffering and betrayal, the god-head is still central and present to everything in this world. We can see the suffering on his swollen, blood-stained face, under the weight of the cross in the middle of the mandala. But in the middle we see Jesus, also suffering in excruciating pain, present and reaching out to them all.
- "I Can Help You Forgive" art | RawSpoon (july 2020)
But it becomes such a clenching of our hearts, bodies and minds, that we may suffer far more by holding it, than if we could let it go.