Claire never expected to grow up to be a computer nerd. She loves the ocean and stories and still can’t believe that $40 keeps a girl in Uganda in school for a year. (It’s true.) She believes in cheering louder than you complain and helping where you can. She'll always say yes to a cup of tea.
I know all of the correct answers: “He uses our suffering for His glory,” “it’s so that others will come to know God,” or “God has a bigger plan.” But none of these answers are enough.
When someone is suffering, we try to give comfort the best way we know how: with our words. But sometimes, we end up making the situation a whole lot worse. So what do you say to someone whose heart is broken?
The church, they keep telling me, is all about community. That’s a lovely idea but it has not been my experience. I don’t expect the church to cater to the minority, but it would be nice to be considered, even just a little.