Mormon in the Real World
I’m taking a course on Death & Dying. Our last period focused on murder, mass murder, natural disasters, serial killers, and suicide. It wasn’t the most uplifting class. We watched a documentary titled “The Bridge”. The directors set up cameras to record a year of death at one of the top suicidal destinations in the world, The Golden Gate Bridge of San Fransisco, California. It broke my heart to watch these people jump, hear their stories, and see the grief experienced by their loved ones. What hope is there for those who choose such a bitter end?
It is common for people of faith to believe there are consequences for sin or poor choices, this accounting for pain, suffering, or trials in life. While this is true, I don’t believe that trials are always associated with sin. Sometimes, bad things just happen. Why?