Three Ways to Make Sense Out of the World
“Life is Difficult.” This is the first sentence of M. Scott Peck’s book, “The Road Less Traveled”. There is not one among us who would disagree with this statement. Of course, the Christian knows that life is difficult, because he or she is familiar with sin and its effects on the self, others and on our relationship with God. The lion’s share of our suffering, the difficult realities of our lives, are the result of human decisions and actions, our own and those of others. But Christians also know that life’s deepest meanings and values can also arise out of life’s difficulties. In fact, Christians can often find meaning and value, even in the face of life’s difficulties in three distinct and powerful ways.