Every religion must address the issue of suffering in this world. Why do we suffer? How should we deal with suffering? Is there a purpose to it? Christianity’s answer to the problem of suffering can be seen on the crucifix – God unites Himself to our suffering and makes it redemptive and the means of our salvation. We all must deal with suffering in our life and it usually is either our path to deeper holiness or estrangement from God.
In the series of videos below, Metropolitan Anthony (Bloom) addresses the issue of suffering: