How to Get Real Friends

God made humans to have friendship and love, we are made for relationships.  What are the things we need in order to have real friendships or community? Friendship and community require two things, availability, and vulnerability. Availability is making sacrifices so you can be there whether you are needed or not, just being available. The willingness to make connections is what gives people availability. To be available to others you first must have are carefree timelessness for yourself. When you are vulnerable you have to put your walls and barriers down and be honest. Allow people to see who you actually are. Trust that everything will be ok if you let others into your life. In closing to make real friends you have to be open and available with yourself so you can be open and available with others.

Why does God Allow Suffering?

Why does God allow anything bad to happen? God has given us free will so we have the ability to affect and change what is around us. There are two types of evil in the world, physical and moral evils. Physical evil exists in the Universe. ex) wind storm destroys the village. Moral, or human evil is only created by humans, all evil in this world is man-made. If God eliminated all evil, he would also eliminate freedom in the process. He created this world good but he allows it to be broken so we can still have our freedom. Jesus doesn’t take away our pain, he transforms it.  If there is no pain there is no healing. Mercy is having the time and freedom to choose. Nothing given to God is ever wasted our pain isn’t wasted it is for something greater than ourselves.