On the need to talk about tragedy

“The only exercise (s)he gets is by jumping to conclusions.”

“Be sure brain is engaged before putting mouth in gear.”  (over my Dad’s work bench)

Job’s friends thought they had a lot of helpful things to say to explain tragedy.

People had an explanation for blindness and tragedy.  Jesus said this John 9:1-7; Luke 13:1-5

“The Light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it.”  John 1:14

Herod and the innocents – Matthew 2 –

Ecclesiastes 5:1-2

Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong.

Do not be quick with your mouth,
    do not be hasty in your heart
    to utter anything before God.
God is in heaven
    and you are on earth,
    so let your words be few.

 

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