Best way to kickoff the year, here comes a new song from Sauteen Arewa Entertainment music artiste Bridget Andrew”
The prominent female music act titled it “Good people”
You ever wonder why good people suffer ? Now here it is
According to her (Bridget Andrew), she said;
“It is difficult to comprehend why some good people suffer badly in life. At times, sincere and hardworking people are not able to move ahead in life due to various unfavorable conditions. Despite best of intention and courage, we find lot of people who possess good qualities suffer. On the contrary, someone who adopts manipulative practices is seen to flourish and gain in material possession and wealth. It makes us to lose faith in goodness and fair dealings.
The answers to these anomalies cannot be found by just limiting our existence to this life. While it is true that bad governance and ineffective legal system works to the disadvantage of good people, but it does not explain fully their suffering. At times, nature also treats them unkindly by inflicting some physical ailment or other pain. While, we try to explain this dichotomy by talking about luck and chance, however it does not explain the real issues affecting our lives. The problem lies in expecting results of our actions to come in this life. It appears that in the divine scheme of things, it does not happen as divine time frame is much large than our perception.
When Harold Kushner’s three-year-old son was diagnosed with a degenerative disease and that he would only live until his early teens, he was faced with one of life’s most difficult questions: Why, God? Years later, Rabbi Kushner wrote this straightforward, elegant contemplation of the doubts and fears that arise when tragedy strikes in his book titled: *When Bad Things Happen to Good People*.
Harold Kushner said “Tradegies like this were suppose to happen to selfish, dishonest people whom I, as a rabbi would then try to comfort by assuring them of Gods forgiving love. How could it be happening to me, to my son, if what I believed about the world was true?”
Then he said ” don’t look for God or goodness in the bad things, look for the good in the response or what comes after. For me the earthquake is not an ‘act of God’. The act of God is the courage of the people to rebuild their lives after earthquake and the rush of others to help them in whatever way they can.
Finally, the question ‘ Why bad things happen to God people’ translates itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it has happened”
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Happy New Year