Time for Reflection – Why do we suffer?
People of faith, and of no faith, have attempted to provide an answer to the reality of suffering but logical explanations and well-crafted arguments don’t really seem to get to the heart of the problem. Our experience of suffering is felt at a much deeper level.
Video: Story of the Handful of Mustard Seeds (Peter Rollins)
Questions for Class discussion
- What do you think the story teaches about suffering and how to respond to it?
- Why do you think it’s easier to forget than remember?
- When you’re having a hard time or facing a difficult situation who are the people you’d go to first for help?
- Take some time to share as a class times when you’ve faced a difficult or painful situation. How did you feel? What helped most? Is there anything you’ve learned about yourself during those times/situations?
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