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Sunday Meditations: when life is most definitely not fair

By June 29, 2014 3 Comments

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.

Anne Frank.

Ugo Betti.

Corrie Ten Boom.

Emilie Parker’s mother and father.

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.


I invite people of all different faiths, beliefs, ages, and walks of life to share their own Sunday Meditations in the form of short stories, thoughts, quotes, and inspiration. If interested, send me an email at amym (at) proctornet (dot) com. Thank you! And if you never want to miss a post, well then you best subscribe RIGHT HERE.





  • Julia Tomiak says:

    Great scripture quotes and what a fantastic question: does faith emerge because of tragedy or in spite of it? I hate to think that we only turn to faith when things go wrong, yet I know my faith has gotten stronger when I’ve faced challenges. Good thoughts. Thanks.

  • Wonderful quotes, thank you. Lots of thoughts were prompted by this post~ too many to share 🙂

  • Trudy Mackey says:

    Hello Ms. Amy – I found your blog after reading an article you wrote on the Deseret News website about your cousin. He made the video announcing his baby (and it was very clever). Anyways – I’ve just spent the past two hours reading through your posts and I must say you are an EXTREMELY talented writer. I would love to share your words with my reading group here in Michigan (of course I would credit you). Thank you for sharing your talent – and NEVER give up. You are touching more lives than you know. Oh, and tell your cousin congrats! That baby has some awesome parents – and his little girl is a doll!

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