Starting this Sunday (March 22 in 2015), the season of Passiontide invites us to deepen our contemplation of suffering and the way God’s power is hidden from us. The veils now hanging over crosses and holy images in the Cathedral offer a visible reminder of this hiddenness. One has only to read the daily headlines to enter this contemplation, yes? But here’s a sermon on the same subject. Another practice would be to take Mark’s Gospel and quietly read it to the end.