The following is a reflection that my spiritual director sent to me. I have adapted it slightly. There is much wisdom here. 1. Enter into the Lord’s presence and ask for His insight and grace as you seek to understand and lean into your suffering for the sake of your own salvation and that of those whom God has placed in your care. 2. Reflect on life events or circumstances that are troubling you now or over a period of time (hours, day, days, week, month…). 3. Name the suffering you experience (i.e., what physical/emotional/spiritual pain, disappointment, failure, frustration, loneliness, anxiety, being overwhelmed…). There could be one suffering or a list, a litany of suffering.