Suffering this side of eternity abounds…. and for many reasons. Many of you have had first hand life-changing times of suffering. (Mind you, joy also abounds – although we seem to find it hard to look for and realise). Where is God in suffering? Today we hear a first hand account from St Paul. Christ is at his side. Exactly where he is for us too (2 Tim 4:8b)! May this Gospel promise comfort, encourage and strengthen all of us at all times.