Letters from Madelyn – Chapter 5
“A Caregiver’s Faith”
A caregiver’s faith is often the most powerful weapon against despair. At the same time, most caregivers have a lot of questions for God: Why do good people get sick? Is there any purpose in suffering? What are we supposed to be learning from all of this?
My mother’s faith was deep, but it was far from traditional. She questioned and challenged everything. In today’s episode of “Letters from Madelyn” I hope you’ll listen with an open mind as my mother talks about attending a World Religion Class at the local college. You’ll hear 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 there were 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 God. I think it’s even okay rant and rave because I believe God is big enough to take it. I also believe that God will be there to help you through whatever lies ahead.