Interview with Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife
Often to determine if something is right or good or God’s will, we use pain, suffering, and sacrifice for a measuring stick. While I do not disagree that sometimes virtuous acts can be difficult and hard and inconvenient, I think we are missing the mark when we use “pain and suffering” as a way to determine is something is right or wrong.
It’s like we have this mental checklist. Is it inconvenient? Check. Is it opposite of what I want? Check. Is it going to require sacrifice? Check. Is it going to cause suffering? Check. Is it going to be hard? Check. Conclusion: This must be good, right, and God’s will.
I interviewed Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife about this indulgent suffering that as Christians we sometimes value. Follow the link below to read the interview.
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