Perhaps all of us have heard someone ask the question, why do good people suffer? We have only to look at a news story to see violence and misery exist on many levels. One such example is parents who are informed that one of their children collapsed while walking. There are numerous examples we could share of sorrows those close to us have endured. We seem to attempt to make sense of our sorrows by seeking someone to place blame. Often we assume when we suffer we somehow deserved what we received.
A problem with this idea is it may place guilt where no basis for actual guilt exists. It also risks creating hatred toward God, who also is a common object of our sorrow and compulsion to place blame. While it is true that what happens in life happens for a reason, this does not mean we will understand why something has happened the way it has, when it has, or to whom. In our life there are many unanswered questions. Our life intersects with so many others. All of us making choices some good and some not so good. So it should not surprise us when crashes happen at intersections.
Sometimes tragedy happens because we are the victim of anotherís poor choices. Sometime, we must endure the consequences of our own poor choices. Then there are times when we or someone we know, will endure suffering because of no explainable reason. We are left with more questions than answers. Life is not fair, because of so many different people with varying philosophies of life, converging on the pathway of life. With different values, some good, some not, conflicts and confusion will develop and inevitably will collide. Like a bad ending to a movie, we may be left feeling, this is it? This chapter feels unfinished or incomplete. Yet we must press forward and rebuild. This is Sunrise.