If there’s anything we need some thoughtful reflection on, it’s suffering. How many people have experienced another person’s insensitivity to their pain in preference for an agenda, religious or otherwise? The best of the best mystics and saints have always come to this conclusion: that however the pain or the cause of the pain is to be viewed, God can be found in its depths. The confession is that God uses our suffering for good. This does not mean that the suffering was a good thing, not at all, but that God has taken it, ground it up, and used it as soil in which to grow a new seedling.