DEATH OF A FRIEND
A young man was tremendously moved by the death of a friend in a traffic accident. And faith reeled in a good and merciful God. Did not understand that God allowed the suffering of the innocent and evil in the world.
He went to a priest and told him their concerns. The priest listened quietly and very carefully. Then he suggested: “Truly suffering and evil are a mystery. We can not know why God permits evil; a question that will be unveiled in full at the end.
The Christian response to the suffering of the innocent is the resurrection of the dead
. Resurrection can be understood as an act of God reivindicador coming out in defense of man unfairly treated by life circumstances and executioners turn. God will do justice to the end and the only enemy to be destroyed death.
Also in Jesus Christ the drama of suffering and pain, mystery and death is in sight. In him God’s triumph against the apparent triumph of evil forces (prolepsis) is anticipated.
Death is not the ultimate experience of human existence, and it is in the Passover of Christ where we are engrafted, sooner or later, since the passage of suffering. Your friend will participate fully in Christ even though the only thing left in your memory is the appalling absence of his breath and his footsteps “.