Through these readings, I learned that my own suffering isn't just an inconvenience, it can be a sign of love if I choose to make it that. Anything offered up to God can be a sign of love. It's been said that a single breath offered up to God has more meaning than years of hard labor for personal gain. They remind me that my suffering is only as pointless as I make it, so I should choose to let God show His glory through my own suffering. I also learned that without faith, we become blind spiritually.
I would focus on the redemption of suffering by Christ. Where suffering used to be simply a result of sin, Christ has now made it an act and sign of love through His passion.