Two of life’s realities are suffering and death. What does Jesus have to say about these? Fr. Mike looks at the gospel of Mark for the answer. Jesus is fully God and fully human. The gospel tells us that God wants to become one with us. Fr. Mike looks at the stories that illustrate this: Jesus falling asleep in the boat, rich young man, anger with the money changers in the temple, woman anointing his head with oil, loneliness in the Garden, etc. Jesus was fully human. Fr. Mike then looks at the ways Mark helps us to understand death – our own and those of others. He answers the question : Why did Jesus die? We can learn to embrace the sufferings of other people in love and that helps us accept our own suffering and death.