When offered in union with Christ, our suffering acquires purpose and efficacy.
Whenever we’re faced with suffering and death in our lives, especially as we see the suffering and death caused by Covid-19, we can’t help but ask, “Was this how God intended it to be?” We struggle with the idea that God would have willed such suffering and death from the beginning.
But this is not how God intended it to be. Suffering and death among humans was not God’s original plan for the human race. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, “As long as he [Adam] remained in the divine intimacy, man would not have to suffer or die” (376).
God’s plan was to miraculously preserve humans from what’s natural to them by virtue of being corporeal beings: suffering and death. Unfortunately, Adam forfeited this gift through his disobedience.
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