1. Recount a moment when you went through a notable interval of suffering. How did you manage with that occurrence? How did you discover ease in the middle of suffering? A moment when I witnessed a moment of suffering was when I was in middle school. To be more specific, it was the eighth grade. All throughout elementary school I had a friend Melissa. She was a part of my close friend circle growing up. There was a period where she did not come to school for a few weeks. No one knew what was going on, how she was doing, or where she was at. A few days later, we found out through a Facebook post from one of her family members that she had died. She had died due to a brain aneurism. No one at school ever knew that she was sick. It was a shock to all of us and we were heartbroken. Especially me because I had knew her ever since Kindergarten and she never said anything about being sick. At first, I did not believe it because it happened over the weekend and I was hearing conflicting stories through the grape vine. When Monday came around, I knew it was true because all the teachers and counselors came in to talk to us and explained what was going on. That is when it finally sank in for me. I did not really know how to process what was happening. I never thought a close friend of mine was ever going to pass away, especially so young. They were having a funeral and the entire eighth grade class was invited to attend was to say their goodbyes. I did not know if I wanted to go or not. I did not know how to deal with the situation because I had never been in a situation
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- Fall '10
- Theology, Suffering, Problem of evil