The Problem of Suffering
Saturday, February 8th, 2014
Sufferings are clouds which cast their darkness everywhere, shutting out the sun of God’s love. Sufferings steal faith from people’s hearts and discourage their steps on the road to heaven. When sufferings settle in and abide permanently, the greatest evils come forth, especially when these are the sufferings of hatred, violence and revenge. One suffering triggers another and multiplies the darkness. People deliberately choose the road of violence and destruction, as if this path could ever find its way to peace and joy and freedom.
With every wound that man inflicts upon his fellow human being, sorrow enters my heart. I see Satan’s kingdom extending and gaining a greater hold. Wound upon wound. Death upon death. Violence and discord everywhere, among the nations and within families.
Yet, I shine my light and all who choose my light find a different path, a road of forgiveness and reconciliation, a road that leads away from suffering and destruction. O reader, I offer my light to you. First of all, forgive yourself. No need to sorrow over past faults. Then, set out on a path of forgiveness. Let us end suffering and establish Jesus’ kingdom.