January 30, 2017

The greatest and most protracted spiritual suffering arrives with the withdrawal of grace, 

 as part of the very positive "discipline" of those God is training as his own sons and daughters. Death is God''s justice and is meant to bring us to our senses and repentance....

January 28, 2017

Spiritual suffering can be harder to endure than many physical trials, mainly because we have, as a human community found ways of dealing with the latter.  God let's us discover one secret after another about the origins of certain diseases, and ways to treat them.  We...

January 27, 2017

Once I started outlining spiritual suffering in my head, it became very clear that more needs to be said before I tackle that aspect of suffering.  To begin, in addition to physical suffering there is a vast catalogue of emotional, psychological, and situational suffer...

January 26, 2017

Some suffering is a mystery, especially where the spiritual life is concerned.  But some is clearly explainable.  Death may have entered creation with the sin of Adam and Eve in the Genesis account, but we know it was throughout the natural world before there were any...

January 25, 2017

Many years ago a scientist  friend told me it is very  important to look at all sides of whatever is being examined.  A garage, for example looks different when viewed from the side, or from the back or from above. Of course he was  right.  Suffering also has multiple...

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