life isn’t fair

I was recently reading the New Testament, particularly about Jesus Christ’s atonement and resurrection. He was a person who did everything right but everything wrong happened to him.

We get caught up in wanting life to be fair sometimes. In wanting it to be easy. We want good things to happen when we do good and bad things to happen to people who do bad. We want our problems to be fixed, the pain to stop, and we want to understand everything. Except for we don’t really want that.

Because if life just happened according to what we wanted or what we think should happen, we wouldn’t ever really grow, would we? We need hard things to challenge us, to push us to become better and stronger versions of ourselves.

Life will never be perfect. There is always something bad. But there is always something good too. At the very least, we know we don’t have to be alone when life isn’t fair:

And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind; and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people. And he will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to succor his people according to their infirmities. (Alma 7:11-12)


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