I have written before about our culture’s ever-worsening allergy to the reality of tragedy, i.e. that in this life not all evils can be overcome nor all sufferings taken away. While moderns wish to retain the option to eliminate tragedy by all available means, Jesus ‘does’ tragedy otherwise. The Christian Gospel proclaims that Christ came to draw out of evil greater good, to invest tragedy with hope, and invest suffering with redemptive value, and that only in Paradise beyond-the-grave are all tears wiped away in the final judgment on sin-death-Satan.
In that context, this article I came across the other day blew me away. Take a moment to read it.