On tragedy

All too often we live life in the comfort of the ordinary and the joyful extraordinary, so much so that when tragedy passes us by we don’t know how to deal with it. What’s worse is that when tragedy passes by those dear to us, we enter into this vacuum where both sides don’t know how to deal with the tragedy, and to top it off, those dear to us don’t know how to deal with us not knowing how to deal with it.

I guess what I’m trying to say is, I praise God that tragedy isn’t commonplace that we’re too confident with how to deal with it but rather to look at how Christ reacted when others faced tragedy. The Bible repeatedly says, “He had compassion” even to the point of weeping.

It’s good to recognize that, amid hardships, both you and those around you are having to deal with something that neither of you was created for. Why else would our hearts ache so much when dealing with tragedy?

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