Authority and Suffering?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

John 18:1-12

Most people believe that suffering is the result of loss of control. However we suffer, be it physically, psychologically, financially or because of defeat from enemies, suffering is the signal that we have lost, that we have failed to maintain control. And so it is surprising to think of the sufferings of Christ from the perspective of the absolute authority and power of Christ. But that is exactly what John wants us to see in his telling of the story of Gethsemane. Today, we will see what this means in our own lives.