If there’s one thing that there’s an over abundance of in the world, it’s suffering. Whether it’s something personal or the most recent tragedy that we see going on in the world. Anytime I encounter suffering or someone who is suffering my instinct is to want to know why? Why do we suffer?
This week I’m sharing a conversation I had with Jason Micheli where we talk about why we suffer, where it comes from and what our response should be as Christians in the midst of suffering.
Jason Micheli is the Executive Pastor at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Virginia. A graduate of University of Virginia and Princeton Seminary, he is the author of Cancer is Funny: Keeping Faith in Stage Serious Chemo. He writes at the Tamed Cynic blog and hosts the Crackers and Grape Juice podcast. He’s married to Ali, a lawyer in DC, and has two sons, Alexander and Gabriel.