Our Christian action is to be a response to pain and suffering, not an escape from it.
Eulogy I gave November 4th, 2017 at my father's memorial service after his death October 25th, 2017.
Understanding the will of the Lord and the problem of evil is probably the most challenging obstacle we will face on a daily basis because it often comes into direct conflict with our notions of right and wrong, mercy and justice.
We have to see others not as the source of our pain, but as flawed human beings also in pain and need of help from divinity. To do this we have to let go of our hurt. We need to freely forgive.