The world, and our human flesh, both despise suffering – it’s awful. Yet none has ever suffered as did God in the flesh, Whom we are called to follow, emulate, and identify with. So where did the notion come from that our suffering is an indication of failure? of defeat? of weakness? Let’s take another look at the sufferings of the Captain of our salvation, and then re-examine our own opinion of our sufferings…. and re-consider the honor that they are.