“Are you there, God? It’s us: Humanity.” Part 3

Completing our analysis of God’s role in humanity’s collective sufferings

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In the world you will have trouble; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world!

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my [teachings] on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my [teaching] is easy to bear, and my load is not hard to carry.

Jesus experienced suffering, evil, hardship; and of any creature to walk this planet, he was the least deserving of such things. How much more so should we expect trouble, especially given just how wrongly we each act — even the most charitable and kind among us — in our own lives? How do we expect to walk imperfectly yet have a perfect, pain-free life? The whole world around us is clearly broken and full of evil!

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