Letters from Madelyn – Chapter 5
“White Haired Irreverence”
Faith is often a caregiver’s most powerful weapon against despair, and at the same time, caregivers question God. Why do bad things happen? Is there any purpose in suffering? What are we supposed to be learning from all of this?
My mother’s faith was far from traditional. She questioned and challenged everything. In today’s episode of “Letters from Madelyn” I hope you’ll listen with a compassionate heart and an open mind as my mother talks about attending a World Religion Class at the local college. You will see that she didn’t have much use for the Old Testament. She wasn’t the least bit afraid to challenge the professor or express her non-traditional opinions to other students in the class.
Toward the end of her caregiving experience Madelyn developed a profound and personal relationship with God, but she experienced a lot of bumps and detours along the way. I hope you will find comfort and strength in your own faith, and that you will give yourself permission to question, to get get angry, to question God, and even to rant and rave. I believe God is big enough to take it. I also believe that God will be there to help you through whatever lies ahead.
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