- Solidarity in Jesus’ Sufferings Listen to Rev. Kathy's April 7th Sermon on this topic
How do I tend to react when life is unfair? What do I do with the pain?
Where am I most easily triggered? And how does that trigger put me in touch with God or out of touch with God?
What is it like to fellowship in another’s suffering?
Describe a time you felt solidarity with someone.
Take time to read through one of the Gospels. Imagine you are there among Jesus’ disciples. How would you like to support Jesus as his story unfolds? Talk to Jesus about this.
*Choose an event in Jesus’ life that mirrors an experience in our own: unjust accusations, betrayal by friends, being misunderstood by family or colleagues, becoming exasperated with others, facing temptation and so on. As you read the story of the event, imagine Jesus sharing in your suffering. Pray deeply into this solidarity with him.
*The world is broken and full of need. Do something that puts you in solidarity with someone’s brokenness. For example, visit a nursing home, a prison, a shut-in; serve at a homeless shelter; provide resources through Angel Tree, the Salvation Army or a community center. Offer your cup of water in Jesus’ name. (Spiritual Disciplines Handbook –Adele Calhoun)