Audio contemplating the suffering saint who is famous for the line: All shall be well, and all will be well."
A reflection on the different interpretations of a single poem and how one man's experience of suffering affects his reading of "Le Vase Brisé" ("The Broken Vase").
A Buddhist teacher provides methods for coping with uncertainty, and our senior editor finds community and respite in music.
It’s hard not to see life as utterly random and meaningless in the face of disasters like the recent cyclone in Myanmar or the earthquake in China. And this is an issue that comes up again and again in theological circles, referred to as as the theodicy question: How could a just god let innocent people suffer and die?