Matt Anslow has written a good post on the issue of suffering and theology.
Indeed, God came to us in the form of a human named Jesus, and thus he suffered as a human. He probably grazed his knees as a child. He probably gashed his hand as a carpenter. He most definitely mourned the death of loved ones.
And of course he suffered when he was crucified.
It seems that the clearest revelation of God we have explicitly models him suffering with others who are both socially and ontologically inferior. Should this model serve as an example to us of how possibly to approach theology?
I believe that there is a deep inherent sickness within society and the church that needs to be fixed. Its one of superiority and not one of equality. There is a superiority mindset of Christians over that sinful society. Within the church there can be a superior mindset of those who have good health and much wealth / against those who don’t.
The truth of the matter is that we are all equal. All made from the dust of the earth. And in Christ there is no distinction between gender, race, class and age. Why then do we still persist in causing divisions…is it because we just want to be superior to others?