In the present work, author presents purpose of accepting suffering. Work concentrate on thought of pope St. John Paul II., who accepted suffering by example of Jesus Christ. In virtues of modern society, suffering is often misunderstood. For that reason, some thoughts of pope are compared or explained with some of the other authors. Every person suffers in it’s life. Because of that, thesis explains purpose of accepting suffering, which leads to fuller and richer life. For a man to confront suffering, the right image of God is needed. Few of those images are presented, of which Love is the most important. Two scriptural stories, which are also presented, talk about purpose of God’s work in connection with suffering. Human freedom has important part in human response to this God’s work. Person is put in front of the challenge, in which it has to choose the way of life. Therefore freedom has an opportunity to choose between good and evil. Because of the fact, that thought about evil is pushed away in modern society, thesis puts consideration about objective and subjective evil. In general, suffering means experiencing evil. Therefore suffering and evil are connected. But when Son of God dies and resurrects from the dead, roots of evil are destroyed. Jesus enlightens human and supernatural purpose of suffering. Jesus enlightens human suffering with his life and work, which is connected to accepting suffering. Life of Christ reflects his love. When person understands this love, it can live fuller life. Gospel acceptance of suffering is therefore expression of love, which encourages works of mercy. When human suffering takes part in the cross of Jesus, it is no longer only suffering of evil, but suffering, which leads to salvation and God. The One, who opened the doors to this path, is Jesus Christ, in which everything finds it’s purpose.
Author puts the reader in front of the challenge of walking life path, which includes suffering. The importance of active stance in suffering is easily recognized in confrontation with thought of St. John Paul II. His thought finally expresses suffering as mercy. For that, it does not tire man, but rather fulfills him with hope.