This is another one of my bite-sized reflections, dated on Feb 9th of this year.
I will soon be taking a class on suffering, titled "The Theological Significance of Suffering."
This piece, perhaps, will be both a good indicator of where my spirit is and a good waypoint to see where I've gone from here.
Suffering is a difficult subject, and hardly one that has many answers. Why do the just suffer and the unjust flourish? Men of great learning have attempted to tackle the issue, such as Plato and the writer of Job. For both the Greek intellectual and the faithful Jew, and eventually the Christian (and perhaps many more), true justice and Truth can only be sensible if there is something more to us than just this world--our brief existence and our quick end.
This is hardly complete, and I had more to say, but I felt that leaving it here was good enough for now.
Comments, questions, and discussion welcome.