God Saves My Brother in Law From Prostate Cancer
"...all the seemingly bad stuff that happens, when I look back at it I can see how it might have been far, far worse. Sometimes I'm struck by how kind God seems to be, how compassionate towards us.
I know that this doesn't deal with things like people who have awful diseases and die quickly because of them. It doesn't deal with the suffering of people who watch their children starve to death. Of people who cannot even begin to keep family members safe from war and violence.
I suspect that even in those heartbreakingly bad conditions, God is present. God is acting. And God is existing above and beyond the horrors and heartbreaks of our earthly condition.
That's what I think... the words of a woman who will rise at 5am to drive her best friend to hospital so he can have a major surgery so that the growths his body produces will be removed from places where they can make his life more difficult. And he trusts God absolutely in all of this, we both do."
By my Big Sister
Now, I love my big sister and I commiserate with her on this - her husband has had a string of health battles in the course of his life and remains resolute, upbeat and dedicated to serving others - he's a social worker - a former evangelical minister and a good guy.
But there's no mention of centuries of medical development, no credit to the surgeon, no recognition of a medicare system paid for by the universal empathy of the nation's taxpayers.
My sister has an outstanding case of confirmation bias. If the man died it would be part of god's plan, if he lives, all credit is to god (he was fine and is now at home on the couch watching the rugby, eating chocolate brownies and enjoying being the centre of attention).
Anyway, as I type this I can't help wondering if any one has heard how our TGBaker is doing??
"Experiments are the only means of knowledge at our disposal. The rest is poetry, imagination." Max Planck