Monday, September 12, 2016

Why is there suffering in this world?

I think there is suffering in the world because in order to know good, we must know the bad. We must learn that are difficulties in life to test us and the individuals around us so we can value life more. Suffering is a symbol of strength, if you are able to overcome obstacles, you will be able to better your relationships with individual and value them more. If there was no suffering many jobs, people or concepts would not exist, there wouldn’t be a purpose for doctors, nurses, in a sense you wouldn’t need to really pray to God in times of struggle because you wouldn’t have any. If individuals don’t experience pain, they won’t learn how to learn from certain experiences and they loose valuable development. In addition, when God comes on judgment day, he wants to save us all from destruction and suffering in our lives, in order to really show us that he is omnipotent and reward all the people that have supported him throughout their lives.

Does human life have meaning? If so, what is the meaning of human life?
I think all humans have the same meaning in life, to love, be compassionate, find our talents, and create relationships with one another. God created us in his image and likeness; therefore he wants the best for us. For example, everyone has a talent, either singing, dancing, or acting, and the list could continue. Every talent can be used to spread God’s love and promote compassion for another. God gave us these talents and he wants us to utilize them for the good of humanity, where we can learn to be more accepting, considerate, and kindhearted towards one another. In addition, an important meaning in our lives is to make relationships with one another because God created us all together so we could establish trust, generosity, and love on Earth. The people God has made should have connections with one another and help each other in any type of relationship because everyone deserves to learn from each other. Today, people have valuable friendships and relationships that have bettered them as a person and made them stronger. Each of those beneficial relationship supports God's notion of having relationships that will foster your development and strengthen your faith in God as you grow.

1 comment:

  1. Sarah, In both your reflections you show a strong need for humanity to develop and mature, with that even being part of our purpose. I sense that is important to you.

    I will play devil's advocate with you concerning the topic of suffering-is suffering seen as a test really necessary? Whether it be a human and God that does that kind of testing-something causing suffering seems cruel.

    For future posts-make sure you edit your grammar and do a spell check. 24/25