July 14, 2023

Suffering....what's the point?

Now I will agree that suffering does teach us a lot, that the result of suffering can indeed, as Paul says, be endurance and endurance can help create character.

But is God, in wherever God’s little world is, dishing out suffering to us so that we become better people. Is our suffering God’s way of keeping us humble? I don’t buy that. While the Bible grapples with this subject and reaches different conclusions about it, I find the notion of God being the divine spreader of suffering fertilizer on us as unhelpful, or more pointedly, deplorable.