I’m done with the simplistic answers and platitudes often offered up by Christians when faced with suffering. So many of us feel pain tonight after the senseless events in Manchester, attacks on innocents in the name of religion.
I can’t answer the questions – how can God allow such heartbreak, such suffering for the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives on that night? As people of faith I believe we shouldn’t even try. The only response I can offer for such horrific events is something I heard from a vigil held today – “hate will never overcome love”.
The love and solidarity of the Manchester community has been something to behold today. People of faith we would do well to follow the example in times of suffering. We need to stand alongside, allow for the grief, allow for the questions. Refuse to let hate overcome love.