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Suffering and Love


Faith can be a shield and a ladder in the face of unspeakable tragedy. This is one of the facts of life that I have come to appreciate even more today in the midst of the killings of Christians in Benue State, and other parts of Nigeria. While faith helps people to face monstrous tragedies, these tragedies can also lead people to the depths of their faith. The reason for this paradox stems from the search for meaning in the midst of heartbreaks and the struggle to respond to them. It is therefore, within the journey of seeking to understand and perhaps respond to calamitous situations that one comes to the appreciation of the assertion that “the depth of suffering is the door, to the depth of truth,” for “the wound is the place where the Light enters you.”