Theme : Suffering

Suffering | November 30th, 2012

SUFFERING “I have seen the affliction of my people… and have heard their cry… I know their suffering.” Exodus 3:7 A renowned theologian, Stanley Hauerwas, remarked that our inability to suffer would diminish our humanness, and asks, “Why should we assume that existence is only valuable when it is free from suffering?” Yet, while we accept that suffering is part and parcel of what it means to be human, it still remains a mystery. People constantly ask questions like, Why me? Why do innocent people suffer? Why does a loving God permit evil? These same or similar questions have plagued humankind through the ages. In the Old Testament we read the story of Job who struggled …

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