How do we reconcile a good God allowing such suffering?

Millions/billions have lived, died and suffered through the centuries. I have yet to find a reasonable - credible - explanation why God allows this. The original sin explanation never convinced me - why does anybody have to pay for the sin/s of another?

Friend,

The mystery does not stem from what suffering is, but from what love is. When one ponders the God-man suffering and giving His life for creatures He created from nothing, one must acknowledge how impossible it is for us to wrap our minds around so great a love. He IS God after all and we are not.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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