With all the animosity, vitriol, and killing going on in the world these days, I don't know how I'd be surviving without my faith. My faith gives me hope. My faith leads me to embrace suffering and grief as a part of life, not just the lives of others, but of my life as well.
Jesus suffered! My faith helps me accept that no one can avoid suffering. Jesus asked that that cup be removed from him, but to no avail. Jesus suffered.
Although I'm not anticipating or expecting specific suffering and grief, it will has and will come to me; it is part of life. My faith gives me hope in things not seen, things not imagined. By faith, "I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." Thank you, Robert Frost.