Dear LFI: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Dear LFI: Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

This is the fifth post in the Dear LFI series where we converge here on the porch to answer specific, personal, life-issue questions posed by anonymous contributors, only this time our contributor, Adrienne, has elected not to remain anonymous.  She will be on the porch as her question is answered and will respond to any additional questions we might have for her. Will you offer your thoughts on this issue?

My father had pneumonia when he was one year old and for the rest of his life he caught every sickness there was. He had a very hard life and out of the fifty-two years my parents were married he was sick for fifty of them. So to say he brought that on himself due to his beliefs is ridiculous. He was so young when he first got sick.

I understand that as we age we don’t realize that many of our thoughts are far less than positive and that this can have a negative impact on everything, including our health, but how could this apply to children? I can’t wrap my head around this.

Why do bad things happen to good people?

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