Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

In 1981 Rabbi Kushner wrote a book called “When Bad Things Happen to Good People.”

Here are some questions that came to mind as I read this title:

1. Are there truly “good” people to whom bad things happen (cf. Romans 3:10; Job 25:4; Jer. 13:23)?
2. If not, could we rename the book, “Why do bad things happen to bad people?”
3. Or better yet, “Why don’t worse things happen to bad people.”
4. Or, “Why do good things happen at all to bad people?”