St. Patrick Episcopal Church’s Adult Christian Education class will begin reviewing Harold Kushner’s “When Bad Things Happen to Good People” on Sunday, Jan. 11, from 9 to 9:45. a.m.
Kushner’s book, which was published 20 years ago, is a classic that offers clear thinking and consolation in times of sorrow. Kushner, a Rabbi, wrote “When Bad Things Happen to Good People” after his son died of progeria or “rapid aging.” Kushner wrote “for all those people who wanted to go on believing, but whose anger at God made it hard for them to hold on to their faith and be comforted by religion. And for all those people whose love for God and devotion to Him led them to blame themselves for their suffering and persuade themselves that they deserved it.”
Andrew M. Greely writes about Kushner’s book, “A touching, heartwarming book for all those who must contend with suffering and that, of course is all of us.” The book “offers a moving and humane approach to understanding life’s windstorms,” said Elisabeth Kubler-Ross.
All are welcome to join us in learning how better to cope with our losses and learn to forgive and love.
For more information on the class contact John Gwin, 731-9666. The education class is followed by Sunday worship from 10-11 a.m. and all are invited to participate fully.