I love all you people. I really do. Great replies.
I told my doctor one time that I heard about a soldier who was shot through the gut and he survived by swimming across a sewage pond but of course became horribly infected. I told my doctor that I felt selfish for even considering my condition "pain" after hearing a story like that. But my GI offered some pretty good advice. He said "Never compare your pain to someone elses.". In other words, it's all relative. And I'm sure that soldier would no more like a case of crohn's than I would like an infected gut wound.
Anyway, I do believe pain and sufferring can make you a stronger more caring person but since we've all become that way can we turn it (the pain) off now???!!!! I really do want to help build houses for Habitat for Humanity and get a better job. But I guess right now I have to take the hand I've been dealt and just make the best of it. Hey, it already got me out of jury duty and I get off of workd once every other month to get my Remicade. Yippee!
I believe pain and suffering can be benefical because they help us focus on what is really important in our lives. Suffering and death are the result of our separation from God because of sin. People just don't naturally seek God when times are good. When we honestly seek Him, such as in times of suffering, He shows us what life really is about, and his mercy and grace. “All things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” (Rom. 8:28)
Here are links from a good website. Email me directly if you want to discuss.
My apologies to the Mods if this was too much discussion of religion.
I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586
All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.
The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to others?
Make sure your suffering has meaning…
Coming from an Anthroplogical background I just like to think that everything in nature has a point. Makes me comfortable.
My wife says sufferring and pain are just your body's alarm system to tell you something is wrong and it will keep going off until it's fixed. Stinks when you can't find a way to "put out that fire", though.
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