Sometimes I wonder, Lord, why you allow so much evil in our world. 
I wonder now why in this pandemic there is so much suffering. 
But, of course, I remember how you suffered to forgive us
so that we might share in the life you promised. 
Enable me to imitate your patience,
and accept with confidence, that you promised life
to the full even in the midst of suffering.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary