Today in the Orthodox Church we commemorate the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist. Saint John like many prophets and apostles had moments of doubt and even questioned God. Father Ernesto shares with us several examples of this from scripture including Jeremiah, Habakkuk, Luke and II Corinthians. It is a false cliché to think that these holy men followed God without questioning Him and experiencing internal issues. In their suffering they questioned God honestly and He answered them gently. Suffering is a mystery but in can be shared and supported by others and help us engender a dependence on God. It is profitable to know that God is willing to listen and He answers gently.