Tuesday, 16 March 2010
What comes next? Why the Suffering?
Anyone that knows me (or has read my 'about me' section) will know I can be a bit of a worrier/thinker
I was having a conversation the other day about God. The person I was talking to brought up the subject that if there is a God then why are children and adults suffering and starving throughout the world?
What makes God decide (if you believe in a God) that we were born into the life we were.
Why was that little girl born into a family on the Gaza Strip?
Why was that little boy born into a family that was about to be taken away from him in Afganistan?
Why was I born into a family with plenty of food, money, love and everything a little girl could wish for. I didn't do anything to deserve the life I have and yet I can be so ungrateful at times.
I have my own answers but that is because I have faith. I believe we are all set different challenges in life. I believe I am lucky and given an 'easy' life so far but I also believe that for that reason if I don't do my best with what I have then I will find it harder to get into heaven, perhaps. I give to charity every year and I help the needy whenever I can but I still don't do enough. I try to live by good morals and principles and I try to be nice to everyone I come across but I still don't do enough.
I still at times find it hard to understand. You or me could have easily been that little boy or girl born into severe poverty, having to go days without food or water. But we weren't, we were given an abundance of things.
What are your thoughts? Do we all have a purpose? Do you think we all have different challenges? Or are you an atheist?