Suffering

Offer it up

— Colossians Chapter 1

24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking* in the afflictions of Christ on behalf of his body, which is the church,

25 of which I am a minister in accordance with God’s stewardship given to me to bring to completion for you the word of God,

26 the mystery hidden from ages and from generations past. But now it has been manifested to his holy ones

27  to whom God chose to make known the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; it is Christ in you, the hope for glory.

Our Lord suffered on the cross. We belong to His body, we will suffer too and like Him we can offer our suffering for our salvation or for others. Our suffering has meaning.