Saturday, March 19, 2011

Why Suffering?

In the wake of Japan's triple crisis, the Libyan civil strife and tragedies never on the news, the question of suffering stings afresh. Jesuit Fr. James Martin reflected on the ever-present question. He framed the question this way:
The question can also be framed as: How could a good God allow suffering? (And I'll speak here of "natural evil," that is, natural disasters and illness; rather than "moral evil," those caused by human decisions.)

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