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Why is Pain Always Bad?

May 13, 2014

I find it interesting that most Americans find pain to be something avoided at all costs. A little headache and it’s a race for the medicine cabinet and grab whatever your painkiller of choice is. There is a disdain for any discomfort. Why is that? Is that even healthy?

I cannot say that I have some hard-proof answer for this, but I do have a few presuppositions to ponder on. First, Jesus suffered through pain. If Jesus suffered through pain, why shouldn’t we? He endured extreme pain; pain that would have killed most people. He did this for us. So, if we are to be like him, why are we trying to escape minor pain?

My second thought is pain may be a warning there is something significantly wrong. We have to understand the difference from minor pain with chronic pain. Each may be signaling something, but we must be attuned to our body to understand the difference.

Where is all this going? To be honest, I really have no idea. It was a mere musing I thought I would throw out there for discussion. Feel free to start the discussion!

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