Why me? Why anyone?
Suffering is everywhere. Why does God let this happen?
Throughout Scripture, history, and even our everyday life, we see examples that suffering isn’t for nothing. With labor pain comes the joy of new life. With the Crucifixion comes salvation. When we suffer, we can grow through that suffering to become more like Christ. Our troubles now can help us learn to let go of the worldly things we can’t take with us.
Noted Catholic author Mike Aquilina helps us see our woes as blessings – things that lead us toward God instead of away from him.