From St. Aidan Orthodox Church, South Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada :
The Ministry of Suffering
. . . Indeed, I would be so bold as to say that chronic suffering is the most important of all ministries. . . .
Jesus became incarnate to enter into our suffering. And those who suffer “live the Cross.” This ministry of patient endurance in a very basic way reveals Christ more powerfully than religious activities (such as writing Orthodox Christian blog posts).
Read this short, inspiring post here: http://www.saintaidan.ca/2011/06/ministry-of-suffering.html