Comforting the people

When tragedy strikes—when a bomb goes off in a crowded street or disease claims the life of a child—people question "why?" They long to be able to comfort the victims and the bereaved.

I used to be concerned over why God would allow such things to happen if He was in control. It all seemed senseless, and I fell away from religion. Then one day I made inquiries of a Christian Scientist. This friend asked if I really believed in everlasting life. "If life really is everlasting, it can never end, can it? And something that never ends could never have a beginning." This made sense, and was the very first glimpse for me of the meaning of Life eternal.

The kindly way, the healing way
September 3, 1984

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