Bad Catholic claims Christianity has the world’s only coherent response to suffering. Here is just a small taste – but please read the whole post.
Thus love and suffering cannot be divorced. Let any man who claims he can love without suffering be hung as a liar, for to truly desire the Good of another (to love) is to be willing to work to move the other from the bad to the good (to suffer). Whether that Good be their safety, security, happiness, peace or just their full stomach, love sweats bloodfor it. Love suffers.
Suffering then, is the logical nature of a God who is Love itself. If — as we established earlier — love and suffering are inseparable — then Infinite Love willingly experiences infinite suffering. Enter Christ.
I’ve more to say – responding to the ‘suffering is the ultimate evil’ meme that has popped up here a few times – but not right this minute. Next post, I hope.