Modern man does not know how to cope with suffering. Oftentimes even Christians look upon suffering as something below their dignity, a “persecution from the evil one.” In our Catholic Faith, we look at suffering as a purification and a powerful prayer. We unite our suffering to that of Our Lord Jesus. We understand it as a gift from the Father since, it is usually suffering that has the power to change lives. The following are reflections of suffering in this sense; we hope you find them useful as we continue in this Lenten season.