We all face tragedy, misery, illness and death. When seemingly unfair events occur, many of us question if any sense of cosmic justice and mercy truly exists.
Why is there something about evil that looks good to us? Why is there something about being bad, edgy, looking a little tough or doing the things that are unacceptable that appeal to us?
Many have tried to deal with and solve the problem of why God allows evil and suffering. While no explanation is adequate, we can follow the pattern of many of the psalms of lament.
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Lot's wife has been dismissed throughout history as a vain and materialistic woman who deserved her punishment. Maybe we should see her as we see the rest of us: a human who falls short of the glory of God.
Reading sacred texts about an all-loving and all-powerful God raises questions and concerns when that image is compared to the realities of life. All have faced, or will face, tragedy, misery and death. Events will occur that appear unfair, leading most of us to question if any sense of cosmic justice truly exists.