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Old Jan 24, '12, 8:22 am
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Default Why Does God Let Us Feel Pain

This kid is a talk host in my area. He's a devout catholic and many times approaches subjects I've never heard on mainstream radio. A few days ago someone asked him why humans feel pain... he put the clip of his response online. I wanted to know how accurate this answer is?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npRYXWnMXh4
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Old Jan 24, '12, 9:46 am
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Pretty spot on.

Only thing he probably would've included if he had more time would've been The Fall, which gives some background to the "why" of why humans feel pain. Our first parents' "no" to God triggered the separation of humanity from God and all the physical and spiritual evils (pains) that go along with it.

He does a great job at helping the listener understand the necessity and beauty of free will, and the nature of Christ's sacrifice and invitation to us to hang our pains on the cross with Him for the greater good of all creation.

Overall, he did a great job.
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Old Jan 24, '12, 9:53 am
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Default Re: Why Does God Let Us Feel Pain

Well, I'm in a bit of serious pain right now with an infected foot. Pious platitudes are great - when one is healthy.

My experience of this pain led me at first to believe God was punishing me - which is a possibility. But God could also be testing me. Even when the pain is such that I find it difficult, even impossible, to pray as I'm accustomed to - prayer can be made to God and one can rest, in tears and groans, on God's bosom.

The other night I awoke and, in the darkness, could feel a very warm light surrounding me. I thought, "I love you too, Lord!"

This experience has also taught me that my spiritual life up until now has been too weak to ground me in the power of God to withstand situations of pain that can really bring one to one's knees, shaking and quaking.

Pain can be transcended and thus conquered by being closer to God and the Most Holy Virgin Mary.

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Old Jan 24, '12, 9:59 am
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Wow, I really thought this was beautiful. You said he's a "kid"? How old are we talking? Very wise words for a "kid"?

Alex, I don't think it's quite fair to call this clip "pious platitudes". I think there's a good bit of solid wisdom in it and, to me, the speaker sounds like someone who has experienced some amount of pain in his own life.
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Old Jan 24, '12, 10:22 am
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Many people's darkest hour is their finest hour, how people act when everything has broken down is a reflection of who they really are.
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Many people's darkest hour is their finest hour, how people act when everything has broken down is a reflection of who they really are.
truer words never spoken! Well, unless they came from God.
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Well, I'm in a bit of serious pain right now with an infected foot. Pious platitudes are great - when one is healthy.
On a more mundane level, your pain is telling you that there is something wrong with your foot, and perhaps to do something about it.
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