You and I serve a suffering God. We serve, as Henri Nouwen said, a wounded healer. And that is exactly what we are called to be. You see, God became human like us; He was crushed on the cross. He shared in our sufferings so that we could share in His healing. He shared in our death so that we could share in His life.
You do not have to be perfect, you do not have to be sinless, you do not have to be high and mighty and you do not even have to read the Bible all the way through. Even if you don’t go to church or feel like a good Christian, you can be the kind of person who is a warm, compassionate, healing presence to those that are in your life. Like Jesus, our suffering can transform us into deeper and more caring people, and that’s good news!