Show of hands. Who wants to be first in line for some more suffering? Anyone? "Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered," Hebrews 5:8 NASB.
This time of year, here in the good old USA, is known as "Tax Season". Our federal government, as well as our state and local governments, require us to settle up with them by April 15th.
A recent opinion piece in the New York Times gives a little hope to small rural communities.