Why do bad things happen to good people?

3rd Sunday of Lent
Cycle C

"Why do bad things happen to good people?"

This is not just a title of a book; it is also a notion shared by many.

As God's grace falls on both the good and the bad, so too human weakness inflicts every person. But what separates the real Christian from the others is his faith. The unbeliever will rely on his own strength, but the Christian will rely totally on God and will find peace and real strength to endure the trials.

Whether believer or unbeliever, God is giving all of us the chance for conversion. How true is St. Paul when he said, "The Lord loved us even though we were sinners."

We should always recognize our need to turn to God in good times. For when the real trials start, we may realize that God has been with us all along.

Share your experiences on how you are living the gospel and enrich others as well.