Freethought (written to relieve my mind):
As the mission of Christ advances so does the suffering. Success in missions cannot be separated from suffering. They are inextricably linked...(more to write)
The apostle Paul was one of the most successful missionaries in the history of Christianity and his suffering was in direct proportion to his success...(more to write)
If we as Christians want the Great Commission to be finished so that Jesus will return (Matthew 24:14) then we want full and complete suffering. We want to suffer as never a generation has previous to ours, for no generation previous to ours has finished the Great Commission. Our prayer must be "Let me suffer completely so that the unreached may hear the gospel. Give me suffering or I cannot be like Jesus. Give me suffering undiluted and in full. Do not spare for my crying..."
If Jesus is coming soon then so is a tsunami of suffering.