Previously Unpublished Sermon
Why God Permits Suffering
Sermon From The
4th Sunday After Pentecost 2013
Today is also Father’s Day. This vocation is attacked in our society and only adds to the suffering and sacrifices that fathers must endure for the sake of their families but God always hears their prayers and heaven awaits them. The Black Forest fires that have been destroying many homes in our area have even threatened us but God has preserved us. We have many spiritual helps to protect us and all are welcome here in case of danger. Things like this make people wonder how evils exist in a world created by our heavenly Father Who saw that all was good. Non-Catholics are at a loss to answer such questions and some conclude that God cannot exist. We know that there are many reasons why we suffer and imitating Our Lord on the cross and winning eternal glory is certainly one of them.