Monday, April 4, 2011
Why Bad Things Happen To Good People?
Short answer: I don't know. Life is a mystery. No copout but stuff does happen, sad to admit, and as horribloe as it is these days with violence as common here in my homeland that is as "normal" as "blowing one's nose." Why cancer? Why bullies? Why war? The Hebrew Scriptures notes that "man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward." (Job 5:7) We think we are alone often in trouble. We are not. How many have stomach flu? Financial hardship? Foreclosure of mortgage on homes? Tragic death? Jobless? We all struggle with hardship. We fall short of the mark. Standard bearers remind us of the better in life. They hold us to a higher standard. In traditons of faith, missing the mark is called sin. Bad things happening to good people can be character building. Look at people before us, and, embattled for ideals, including democracy across the globe? We rest on the shoulders of pioneers who pave the way for so much for us to enjoy? Troubles are a conduit that show the glory, greatness of God! Look up when heartache happens. Even "celebs" face difficult times like Billy Ray Cyris and his young singing daughter do these days. Fame and money brings on its own basket of woes at times. Be of good cheer.