The image of the suffering Christ is unique, and key to the Christian faith. The God who experience and overcame the physical and psychological pain of oppression, torture and execution is a source of great hope and strength to those who continue to suffer today. Sabeel seeks to bring alive the message of Christ in the historic context and daily suffering experienced by our Palestinian community. For us the image of the cross with its affliction and pain, and Jesus’ response of gentleness, non-violence, and ultimately resurrection, is one of comfort and inspiration. As Christ himself identified with suffering people and called on his followers to reach out to their need, we too invite our brothers and sisters in Christ across the world to join with us as we search for God in the midst of our affliction.