Living with M.S.

"Living with M.S. is sort of like training for a long race. The harder you try, and the longer you keep at it, the stronger you become.
Eventually, looking back, you may be amazed at the power you possessed, even when you had no idea it was within your reach." (Linda Ann Nickerson)

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A-Z promising quotes: Why




“Why me?”

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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1 comment:

  1. As you said, this is such a big question. I try not to think about the judgement of who merits and who doesn't. Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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