Job’s words, “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord,” are especially meaningful post-COVID.
Latter-day Saints see their faith as a receptacle of truth not just a dispenser of it, which explains the ease in finding so much that is “virtuous” and “lovely” in many traditions.
Why have governments not deemed churches “life-sustaining” like similar public accommodations? Recent court rulings may help clarify the balance.
The story of Abraham sacrificing Isaac teaches obedience, but believers can benefit from wrestling with this text, as Jews have done for centuries.
Vivid moments of contrast can provide richness and fresh insight. That doesn’t mean they’re all meaningful or enjoyable, though.
If you think life should be easy, its hardness can feel crushing. But what if this difficulty is an essential feature, rather than a disconcerting mistake?