If there were one word to sum up the human experience on the earth today it seems like suffering might sadly be a good choice. The amount of suffering the world is enduring is frankly overwhelming. While suffering, people are also preparing for a day of celebrating. Every Christmas, the world stops to remember how Jesus came to the earth and give gifts. But, many in the world do not understand why Jesus came to the earth - to suffer and give himself as a gift to those who are suffering.