I don’t believe that God causes mental retardation in children, or chooses who should suffer from muscular dystrophy.

The God I believe in does not send us the problem: He gives us the strength to cope with the problem. Where do you get the strength to go on when you have used up all your own strength? Where do you turn to for patience when you have run out of patience…?

I believe that God gives us strength and patience and hope, reviving our spiritual resources when they run dry.

—– Rabbi Harold Kushner, “ When Bad Things Happen to Good People”

Posted by Joel T Nowak, MA, MSW