We now know that Jesus is the Suffering Servant. The equation of “suffering saves” doesn’t add up until we leave room for mystery and miracle. Hope is borne out of the gift of God that stretches us beyond what we can see. Without hope, how can we see eternal life as real?

O suffering Lord, I cannot fathom the mystery of your suffering and death. It saves me because the Father’s will is for you and me to be with Him in Paradise. Grant me the strength to hope in you.