Suffering is something we do our best to avoid

Suffering is something we do our best to avoid

Suffering is something we do our best to avoid -- not walk straight into. But in this Holy Week, our scripture passages and remembrances; our worship times and spiritual practices, take us into some rather uncomfortable places. Our culture and media have not quite figured out what to do with this week Christians call Holy. Most only dance around its edges of pageants and parties, but never mention the passion of it all.