Why All People Suffer: How A Loving God Uses Suffering to Perfect Us by Dr. Paul Chaloux
Why All People Suffer will change the way most people think about the relationship between God and Man and the role of suffering in God's plan of salvation. It is a theology of love and hope, developed from Magisterial teaching and explained using every-day experiences and well-known stories from scripture like the Parable of the Prodigal Son from St. Luke's gospel. Jesus shows us in this parable that the Father is infinitely loving and patient with His wayward children and is waiting with open arms for us to return to Him. Consistent with that view, this book explains suffering and evil from the perspective that there is no malice in God and everything He does is to lead us to the boundless joy of sharing in His nature and His life. It shows us that evils like floods, wars, pandemics, disability and even sin can be used by God to bring about moral growth and understanding and that suffering is not evil but is a form of divine revelation by which God directs us away from the evil that keeps us from being the best version of ourselves and toward the good that culminates in eternal union with God, the source of all that is good and true. It helps us to understand the messages of suffering in our own lives and in the lives of those around us, explaining that suffering has four tasks that lead people from sin to salvation, and provides practical guidance on how to heed those messages in our daily lives, not only to help ourselves but to help others as well.