- Written by Tom Miles Tom Miles
- Created: 14 November 2012 14 November 2012
In "The meaning of human suffering is not The Meaning of Human Suffering", Fred Clark, who blogs as the Slacktivist, argues that our theodicy—the theological arguments that address our understanding of the nature of God in light of the evil that exists in the world—are less important than our actions to alleviate suffering.
The meaning of human suffering is to be relieved. Hunger, for example, is not a metaphysical problem. It is an acutely, urgently physical problem. The meaning of hunger is not to be found in theodicy or philosophy or mysticism. The meaning of hunger is to be fed.Fred Clark, "The meaning of human suffering is not The Meaning of Human Suffering"
Please read the whole article!
“Hesed” is a Hebrew word that means “kindness”, “mercy”, “loyalty”, “loving-kindness” or “steadfastness.” It’s the way God intends us to live together—a “love your neighbor as yourself”, active, selfless, sacrificial, caring-for-one-another brand of living contradictory to our fallen natures. The “Heseders” are continually looking to work together to share some small measure of God’s extraordinary love. Won’t you join us?