Wally Plock

Brunch was refreshing.  Mr. Louw’s reflection on suffering was also interesting.

Jesus the suffering servant who asks God why am I forsaken and the idea that our sufferings are somehow united with Christ.  Over simplified.  No pain, no gain.

We as care givers want to remove reduce or make suffering manageable, but yet suffering has a point.  There has been some new research about grief that points to how sometimes a death of a loved one can make an individual stronger, better and more resilient.  Going places they wouldn’t have without the death.  Like MADD or other charitable foundations began in response to a specific kind of loss.  Or being free from an abusive relationship.  But also, people often express their deeper selves as death nears.