May 292015

Everything happens for a reason.

I’ve never had a tremendous amount of peace with the sentiment. I think it gives the terrible stuff too much power, too much poetry; as if there must be nobility and purpose within the brutal devastation we may find ourselves sitting in. In our profound distress, this idea forces us to run down dark, twisted rabbit trails, looking for the specific part of The Greater Plan that this suffering all fits into.

via Why Everything Does Not Happen For A Reason | john pavlovitz.

  One Response to “Why Everything Does Not Happen For A Reason | john pavlovitz”

  1. “My God”, since you use the phrase “a God,” as if there are many, is a good God. Everything that comes from him is good. Everything that is bad comes from sin. It is because of Adam and Eve’s sin that suffering was allowed by God. So it our choices (sinful) that allow pain and suffering and of course something good or better will come out of every painful situation.

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