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Why do bad things happen to “good” people? October 12, 2010

Posted by Tantumblogo in General Catholic, Society.
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Alot of people try to refute the idea of God by asking why bad things happen to “good” people.  Who says you’re so good? 

And, is there supposed to be some sacrosanct rule that the “good” are above suffering?

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1. Teresa - October 12, 2010

There is the idea of redemptive suffering, which helps us to be closer to God.

We may only think that we’re good. We are all sinners and need penance. But, nonetheless it is hard to deal with when suffering and tragedy occurs in one’s life. Prayer and trusting in God is the answer.

2. Steve B - October 14, 2010

Tantamergo,

Teresa’s mention of redemptive suffering is, of course, vitally important for all Catholics and Christians to embrace – and I think was embraced more widely throughout Catholicism before Vatican II – the “offer it up!” mantra only recently is getting substantially more air play….

Another thought which recently crossed my mind is the idea of Divine Justice. How, in a perfect world w/o sin and suffering, would God have ever been able to evoke His Perfect Justice? If none of us ever had to suffer, and we were all as sinless as the Blessed Mother, then would God have ever made for Himself an opportunity to exhibit His Perfect Justice to mankind? I don’t see how.

Just gives me more food for thought to keep in mind how much better I need to respond favorably to God’s Providence & His Divine Justice when things in my life, in the world, and even in the Church, don’t go as well as I’d like….

Pax et benedictiones tibi, per Christum Dominum nostrum,

Steve B
Plano, TX


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