The Forgotten Medicine - The Mystery of Repentance
“The question of suffering is one of the most sensitive questions. Many ask themselves: why has God created us to suffer in this world from diseases, sorrows, calamities, troubles, and misfortunes?...” And yet, “suffering in its nature is nothing else but a withdrawal from God. With God it would be well even in hell,” declares Archimandrite Seraphim.
Where have we gone wrong that we suffer so meaninglessly? Father Seraphim answers this question with penetrating clarity and with a compassion which warms the heart, helping us to come to the point where “quiet hope has taken the place of the bitter despair of suffering, and suffering is not unbearably heavy anymore, because it gives birth to sweet fruit.”