Guided Analysis: Suffering Worksheet Name: Course: CWV-101 Date: 2/23/20 Instructor: Address the following questions, responding to each one directly below the question. Your total word count (including all questions and answers combined) should be between 900-1150 words. Include a reference page. 1. Describe a time when you experienced a significant period of suffering. How did you deal with that experience? How did you find comfort in the midst of suffering? Throughout pretty much the whole year of 2005, I greatly experienced a significant period of suffering. Toward the beginning of the year, my grandfather passed away in March of 2005 and in December of 2005, my uncle, who was also my godfather, also passed away. Both deaths were completely unexpected, and both just happened to occur during the two most important holidays of our faith, Easter and Christmas. In 2005, I was only seven years old and today at almost 22 years of age, I can still distinctively remember 15 years later, how I felt. I felt confused, for I merely understood what was happening, sure I knew they both died, but I knew no more than that. I didn’t understand that they were going to heaven and that they would live an eternal life with God and Jesus, and that their spirit would always be with me, for I only knew that I would no longer be able to physically see, hear, or touch them. I felt alone and lost because I didn’t know of anyone else around me, children my age, who had endured what I had just gone through, for they couldn’t hear the crying inside my heart every day. Instead of being my lively self, I became someone who kept to themselves, only answering when I absolutely had to. Shortly after their deaths, I was hurting and crying myself to sleep, and that is when I had my life-changing dream. I was able to tell them goodbye and how much I loved them and they both told me that everything was going to be alright and that they would always listen anytime I needed them to hear me. I truly feel that God knew that I was a confused child, trying to fathom their deaths and that letting me have these dreams helped me grasp what was happening and rationalize everything. This did help me tremendously, for I finally could talk to my family about
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