We are creatures of thought and logic. We are also creatures that love and hate. Because it more clearly shows how we feel about evil, this post is a logical extension of a post I wrote.
It is not enough for our minds to understand the problem of evil. To love God, our hearts too must accept the fact that God permits evil to exist.
Love is also the richest source of the meaning of suffering, which always remains a mystery: we are conscious of the insufficiency and inadequacy of our explanations. Christ causes us to enter into the mystery and to discover the “why” of suffering, as far as we are capable of grasping the sublimity of divine love (John Paul II, Salvifici Doloris §13)
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