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Suffering Unleashes Love

The Question. Often while sitting in the psychological counselor’s chair a very common question emerges:
 
“Why does God allow these bad things to happen?" 
 
There are many similar takes on this question such as:
 
 “Why does this happen to such an innocent child?”
 
“If we have such a good God, then why is there so much suffering in this world?”
 
“If God was on the Cross for so manyhours,then why has my relative been afflicted with this or that ailment for so many

Tips for Life’s Journey: Along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela

Markers along the Way of Santiago de Compostela
My husband, my daughter, and I embarked upon the journey of a lifetime early this summer from June 13 through June 23, 2015. In celebration of our 30th wedding anniversary, we set out to walk the last leg of the Portuguese Way of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. The route began in Tui, Spain with its destination ending in Santiago de Compostela, traditionally the location of the crypt and remains of St. James, the Apostle.  This segment of the Camino is approximately 100 kilometers.

The history of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela dates back well over 1000 years with Christians making this pilgrimage since the Middle Ages.

Going from Point A to Point B

This happens to most of us.  But the result is actually more beautiful!

The Best Laid Plans…
 
We’ve all experienced it.  We make plans and nothing seems to go the way that we anticipated. “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” is an often repeated quote from the Scottish poet Robert Burns.  Wiktionary states that it is an “expression used to signify the futility of making detailed plans when the outcome is uncertain.”  The truth of the matter is that nothing is certain.   Sacred Scripture states that the“The wind blows wherever it pleases.

"I Want to Forgive But I Still Have Pain

Jesus and the Money Changers in the Temple

“I Want to Forgive But I Still Have Pain.”
 
This phrase frequently comes up during in the course of counseling.  Many have injuries from past and even current relationships that continue to cause pain thus hindering advancement to fuller productive lives.  The desire to move on is present but former feelings of being hurt, mistreated, ignored, and/or neglected keep cropping up causing re-injury.  The desire to eliminate these sensations and memories is strong but for some reason there is an inability to move on.