A-Z promising quotes: Why
Was there ever a person living with multiple sclerosis (or any other chronic medical condition) that did not ask this question at least once?
“What did I do to deserve this?”
This question begs a theological discussion way too deep and lengthy for a blog post. Big minds have pondered such issues for millennia. I am fairly certain we’re not gonna solve it right here and now.
But we’re probably still going to ask.
C.S. Lewis (1898-1063), British author (The Chronicles of Narnia and Mere Christianity) and theologian, said this about the “Why me?” question.
“The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.”
So maybe we are asking the wrong question, after all.
A Christian pastor I know and respect thinks often and earnestly about this sort of thing. When people casually ask him, “How are you?” he answers, “Better than I deserve.”
I just might have to borrow that response.
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