At times some may diminish the life and passion (suffering) of Christ in light of emphasizing his death. Christ did, indeed, die on our behalf, and that allows us to proclaim with joy that he has redeemed and reconciled us. But what we often forget is that he reconciled and redeemed by suffering with us. His mutual suffering with broken humankind is the way in which he healed us. His compassion, his taking on a suffering that was not his own, gave us life and healing, and it tells us something about what it means for us to live in compassion towards each other.