I could never believe in a God who didn’t suffer – given the suffering of the world. I could never believe in a God whose chief characteristic was his power, not his goodness. And because my God is a God of goodness, his chief characteristic is not peace but pain. — William Sloane Coffin

FAST from one meal today.

PRAY for the suffering of people around the world.

GIVE attention to a global issue of suffering by learning more about it. Listen to Catholic Relief Services’ World Report podcasts or go to another world news source to become informed on global issues.