Illnesses- especially mental illnesses- Where Do They Come From?

Not long before Jesus died, he and his apostles encountered a man blind since birth. His apostles asked him “Why does God let this man suffer? Is it to punish his sins? Or those of his parents?”

Jesus replied that neither was the case, and said in effect, God allowed this man to suffer to see what, if anything, those around him will do about it.

I’m not smart enough to know if this applies to 1% of illness and suffering, or to 100% of it.

But I think it is appropriate to mention that Bible story Everytime the subject comes up.

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Or Prada.

#John 9(NIV)
#Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind

1 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”

3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me.

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