Distraction from Suffering
Life brings suffering. So why can’t we handle suffering? An infant can’t handle suffering, it doesn’t know that pain and sadness comes and goes, for them every moment is eternal, For an infant to endure suffering the infant has to be held by an adult who can attune to the infants suffering. The adult assures that it’s hurting right now but they are held and told it will pass. This holding means that the infant learns that life brings pain, but you can make it through. Very few people get that holding because parents are stressed and distracted. As a result our society is designed to distract from suffering. Movies, junk foods, television, are some of the distractions. So what’s the solution? The prophet Isaiah says For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Invite someone to take a closer look at Christ and his church.