We often feel bogged down with the weight of sadness in the world.
Life wasn’t fair when we were children and it’s not fair now. Hate is strong. Planes crash into buildings. Friends struggle to have babies.
I live in America. That baby in Africa will die before age 1. How is that fair?
It’s not. Forget fair.
My friend Eric has ALS. It’s so unfair. And I can’t stand it.
And of course I’m going to have to stand it.
Corrie Ten Boom.
This short list of names say something about how some people respond when life is most definitely not fair.
They see something beyond the right now.
Does faith emerge because of tragedy? Or in spite of?
To have faith is to “hope for things which are not seen, which are true” (see Book of Mormon, Alma 32:21 and Hebrews 11:1). Each day you act upon things you hope for, even before you see the end result. This is similar to faith.
“faith is believing what you know, and knowing what you believe.”
Ugo Betti, a writer and POW wrote:
“To believe in God is to know that all the rules will be fair, and there will be wonderful surprises.”
It keeps me going.
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