Suffering is part of our lives. It comes our way in many forms, even those of us who live privileged, comfortable, affluent lives. We can't avoid pain, accident, grief, heartache, anxiety, anger, empathy for other people, and so on. If we resist the reality of suffering we make our suffering worse, yet we often wonder "why me?". The Cross of Jesus prompts us to embrace our pain. Jesus shows us that suffering can be a pathway to God. You are welcome to look at the Cross in St Edmundsbury Cathedral.