Why God Allows Pain

A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed.
As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation.
They talked about many things and various subjects.
When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said:

"I don't believe that God exists."

"Why do you say that?" asked the customer.

"Well, you just have to go out in the street to realize that God doesn't exist.
Tell me, if God exists, would there be so many sick people? Would there be abandoned children?  
If God existed, there would be neither suffering nor pain. I can't imagine a loving God would allow all of these things.."

The customer thought for a moment but didn't respond because he didn't want to start an argument.

The barber finished his job and the customer left the shop.

Just after he left the barbershop, he saw a man in the street with long, stringy, dirty hair and an untrimmed beard. He looked dirty and unkempt. The customer turned back and entered the barbershop again and he said to the barber:

"You know what? Barbers do not exist."

"How can you say that?" asked the surprised barber.
"I am here, and I am a barber. And I just worked on you!"

"No!" the customer exclaimed. "Barbers don't exist because if they did, there would be no people with dirty long hair and untrimmed beards, like that man outside."

"Ah, but barbers DO exist! That's what happens when people do not come to me."

"Exactly!" affirmed the customer. "That's the point! God, too, DOES exist. That's what happens  when people do not go to Him for help. That's why there's so much pain and suffering in the world."

Yes, God exists. We don't see Him does not mean that He doesn't exists.


是不是因為這樣,神才不願意幫助我呢?

身邊一直都有基督徒的朋友,同事也好,同學也罷,,總是會接觸到,不過我倒不覺得這樣很奇怪,也許是因為從小就開始接觸神,雖然我沒有受洗,我相信祂是存在的。
小時候,看完恐怖片不敢睡覺,我會先禱告;遇到困難了,我也會禱告,只是,長大後的我,卻不再那麼虔誠,常常會忘了祂的存在,最近這幾年,遭遇了一些事,才又開始想念‧‧‧

Dear Anna, I'm SO sorry. I promised you that I will go there, but I didn't.  That's because I can't, not I don't want to. I'm really so sorry!!  

我知道,是因為我不夠虔誠,才會一直感受不到。好,我會改的,真的。
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