The Problematic of Human Suffering 19

Love is also the richest source of the meaning of suffering, which always remains a mystery: we are conscious of the insufficiency and inadequacy of our explanations. Christ causes us to enter into the mystery and to discover the “why” of suffering, as far as we are capable of grasping the sublimity of divine love (John Paul II, Salvifici Doloris §13) More…

What’s the Problem with the Problem of Evil? 2

A friend of mine once told me that he does not see any problem with the problem of evil — as if it weren’t any problem at all.

I do have a problem with that.

First of all, evil itself is an enormous problem. When innocent people suffer tragedy, finding words to console them is not always possible. Evil is almost always regarded as an injustice of some sort. Why then should it be tolerated at all? More…