Why do bad things happen to good people:
For those who ask: “When will life make sense, will it all be justified in the end?”
“With every hardship comes ease” which literally means in the midst of hardship you find your centre, you have chance to reflect, a chance to rearrange and reprioritise. Find your purpose. The true reward is emancipation from the world, self discipline…freedom.
“Do they know how much strength you were endowed with, how life is not a game but a spi…ritual gain”
Why do good things to bad people:
Refrain from harsh judgment it is an uneducated guess, and try to see the world as made up of individual with unique experiences, you don’t know every life as intimately as God does, there is a hidden narrative and a communication between them and God, when God shows his favours to what you deem an undeserving sinner when he saves them, He is teaching them to love, giving them hope while rewarding them for things you don’t know, or failed to imagine. Respect the diversity of experiences and respect the struggle.
When I was a young child I wanted to be a writer because writers were rich and famous they lounged around Singapore and Rangoon smoking opiums in yellow pongee silk suits. They sniffed cocaine in Mayfair and penetrated forbidden swamps with faithful native boys and lived in native quarters of Tangier smoking hashish and languidly carressing a pet gazelle.
Some Madness is a performance for the self, it is the rain dance of an arid soul.
What will you learn in the next life you cannot draw from suffering and from a yearning of see His face in this one?
I want to draw in your name like breath through the empty space in my teeth, to sit in my joints when I am old and frail, to have it colour my hair in the sun.