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Suffering and Righteousness

"When they hurled insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed." - 1 Peter 2:23-24

I realized this morning as I was reading this passage of Scripture how formative my Bioethics class was this past fall. Prior to taking this class I really struggled with both the theology of original sin and the series of deaths of young people during my childhood, and adolescents. Original Sin is such a very basic theological belief that is accepted by many across the theological spectrum, yet I struggled to accept it. I think this struggle contributed to my inability to create meaning out of the deaths of so many young lives.

My bioethics class and professor though helped to bring together much of my theological training and life experience to deepen the meaning o…