Stuff happens. Terrible things occur all the time and the crucial question is what lay behind all this tragedy. In searching for answers, people have developed an insatiable appetite for the how and why. There’s no single, satisfying answer to suffering. The human condition is fraught with peril and punishment, calamity and consequences. Disease, frustration, persecution and all sorts of chronic pains haunt humanity. Thankfully, our quest need not end so negatively. Jesus addressed the topic of bad things happening when he discussed two incidents, both covered in today’s lectionary text of Luke 13:1-5 : 1) Pilate’s persecution of Jews and 2), the unexpected collapseRead More →