Suffering Reflection

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Licia Canole
May 9, 2013
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Suffering Reflection

Throughout our lives we all experience suffering. It is one of the many things that make us human. If we never experience suffering, we would never be able to relate to others or learn to be compassionate. No one wants to be with someone that they cannot relate to on some level. For some people, a time of suffering makes you closer to your faith, but for many others it causes a strain and makes us want to pull away from God. This brings many of us to question, “why does God allow suffering?” With this we ask many other questions that all boil down to the same thing. We ask questions like: Why, if they were a good person and lived a good life? Why did this happen to them? Why do bad things happen to good people? It is always okay to ask and question God, because it is all part of our path of faith. We are encouraged to take a step back and evaluate. Even though it is a good thing, we have to remember that God is a loving and caring God, no matter the doubt we have, as long as we come to a realization in the end. I myself have questioned God. Most especially when I am having a hard time dealing with tuff obstacles in my life. The one event where I felt I questioned God the most was when my grandfather passed away and our family was full of negativity. I wanted to understand why God would allow so many good people to hurt. Even though I understand that some things happen for a reason, I also personally feel that these things make us, as humans, stronger. We all have to understand that, no one is perfect and not one person is good or bad. Suffering is experienced by all. When we are pushed down we need to have the inner strength to get back up. This is where it can be interpreted in many ways to however it fits your situation. Everyone experiences different issues. Everyone has problems; it is how we accept it and move on, that we learn from our sufferings. My classmates are great example. All

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