So Sunday was August 9th which would have been my now deceased brother's 41st birthday. It weighed on me, which isn't what this post is about.
As I showered and got ready for work I recalled having a conversation with one of my patients about "God". She was appalled at the idea that I don't/didn't see my surviving cancer as a "blessing". We discussed people dying way sooner then we think they should. Her son was recently killed after being ejected from his flipping car , not wearing a seat belt. She went on about how our days are numbered and how "God has a plan". Then told me that my brother suffered for 4 of the darkest months of my life before he mercifully died for "a reason". She said that all Christians knew this and that the Bible tells of such things. She said that we, as mere mortals, could not possibly know what "God" has in store for us.
Here's a few seemingly simple questions;
- If you as a Christian have blind Faith in "God", why then, do you cry when a loved one dies?
-Shouldn't we all JUMP up and down with joy at the announcement of a loved ones death? I mean, this IS a sign that your "God" is acting upon his plan, right?
-When I found out that I had cancer, why didn't anyone call and say, "Hey Matt, you got cancer and will likely die a miserable death. Isn't that AWESOME to know that this is all part of "God's" plan!?? "
I'm posting this Public because I'd love to hear anyone's responses.