Often it is in the midst of the suffering that mystics see their greatest visions.
A morning not long ago, I was walking my dog in the woods near my house. It was my day off, so I was out later than usual. The summer sun was already high in the sky; light streamed through the trees in the most dazzling way.
Good Friday displays how God in Christ relates to humans in and through suffering.
Talking to children about Jesus and the cross can be challenging.