Friday, May 27, 2005

Playing Email Catch-Up: Edition 1, Volume 1, Post 3

Suffering is a most baffling thing. The best response I can find to suffering and its meaning lies in St. John's Gospel. When the apostles come upon a man born blind, they ask the logical question: "What caused this?" Jesus's response is telling: "It is not the cause that is important; it's the purpose it will serve." The blindness becomes the stage for revelation. Perhaps we have another dimension for concern concerning the Terri Schiavo matter -- we don't like suffering because it reveals nothing to us.

At any rate, here is an interesting, albeit old, news piece to point up my point. Thanks to Robert Badger (Bobby the Badger for those who love him) for the heads up.

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