letters to surfers

My wife and I failed to see our daughter aged 14 was dying of appendicitis. By the time we got her to hospital she was gone. How does this relate to God's love and our responsibility?

By Robert Brow  (www.brow.on.ca)

Here are some theological facts, which hardly speak to a tragedy like yours. God has designed death to be a way of passing from this life to his kind of life. And he has arranged for a world in which some die early, suddenly, and apparently with no meaning, but others live to what we view as a normal age. He has also made us free to make mistakes, and good and bad decisions. But assigning guilt is never part of his love. Which means that we have to accept living without guilt even when we have made wrong decisions and tragic mistakes. You might like to read Living Totally: Without Guilt on this website.

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