The LORD was pleased to crush him in infirmity. What an odd line from the first reading today. What does it mean for God to be pleased to crush him in infirmity. In order to understand this, we first have to recognize that faith requires seeing the world differently. What may help is looking at what does not please God. God is not pleased by empty sacrifices. God is not pleased by sin. What does please God is recognizing that every human being is made in God’s image and likeness. God is pleased with the outcome of the infirmity of the Suffering Servant. God is pleased to offer, albeit in a dramatic way, the gift of salvation. For our part, we must recognize how unbelievably different is what awaits us in heaven if we follow Jesus.