The Wandering Desert Monk

The Wandering Desert Monk

Monday, March 21, 2016

Holy Week 2016 - Monday



How does one volunteer for suffering?
Is there a place somewhere with a sign:
“Volunteers for suffering wanted?”

Certainly there cannot be such a place
Or such a desire in the human heart:
“I will volunteer to suffer.”

There is One who volunteered to suffer
Who considered it a joy to wear the badge:
“I choose to suffer for you.”

The chosen suffering was received
In brokenness and pain declaring:
“My wounds are your healing.”


Ronald Friesen © 2016

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