Suffering and the Teachings of Jesus Christ

  • Rev. Donald J. Rooney President of the Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers


In the time that we have together today, I hope to introduce the mystery of human suffering as it is revealed and understood through the teachings of Jesus Christ, in his words and his deeds. The four Gospel accounts of the life of Jesus in our sacred scriptures are filled with examples of Jesus’ love in the face of suffering, his exercise of humility and charity seeking forgiveness and reconciliation, and his transcendence of the limits of the self to manifest healing, wholeness, and new life.

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