God won’t cure your spina bifida; have a cookie

Sorry, feeling cynical this morning. I pulled the blog title off this article about the Pope playing Wise Man to a bunch of sick kids in Rome. Sweet gesture to commemorate Epiphany (the day the wise men supposedly gave Jesus a bunch of stuff he had no use for), but a gesture is all it is and won’t make a lick of difference in terms of how many operations they’ll need over the course of their lives and how much pain they’re in otherwise.

I wonder how many of those kids have been fed some line about God having mysterious ways and been encouraged to think that suffering gets you closer to heaven so long as you suffer with a smile or something…


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