Saturday, February 5, 2011

Goodness is no protection from Pain

I read this in a book and thought it was really good...

"If life teaches us that core truth, our faith confirms it. Jesus was as good as good gets, and still he suffered pain--all kinds of pain--not only physical pain but also spiritual and emotional pain. By facing into it instead of running away from it, he showed us a new way to live, but few of us have followed. In spite of everything he said and did, most of us still cling to our own version of the truth: namely, that if we are very, very good, God wont let anything bad happen to us. We will be protected. We will be spared. It is a great perversion of the gospel, but it is also very human." --Barbara Brown Taylor

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