Life is not fair. (and that is a good thing, here's why)

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Life is not fair. We can all agree on that right? Bad things happen to those that we feel deserve it least, and some of the best people we know do nothing but sweep the floor their entire lives and can never seem to progress, while the jerks ruthlessly move up the corporate ladder and step on everyone on the way up. 

That is life. It is not perfect, and we only have sin and ourselves to blame.

But here is a reminder: “A poor man and his oppressor have this in common:

the Eternal created them and provides both with light and life.”[1]

That might seem reminiscent of the Declaration of Independence, and it should. Thomas Jefferson wrote, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Every person was created by God, and each man has the ability to do good, because they are created in His Image. But not all men will choose to do good, they might decide to be create the Nazi party and commit genocide, or they might decide stop trying to benefit society and instead to become entitled by the government.

But each person has a choice.

This may seem heartless but we have to stop complaining about how perpetually unfair life is, because life is unfair, and that is amazing!

If life was fair then God should have given up on me when I was a kid and stole candy. If life was fair then God should have given up on the race of humanity because we suck.

Grace makes life unfair, because grace was Jesus coming down to earth and dying for us so that we can have a new and full life both on earth and in heaven.

We need to suck it up as a country but especially as individuals, you and me need to realize that we always have a choice, especially when tragedy strikes. We have the choice to become bitter or better.

What is your choice?

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[1] Proverbs 29:13 The Voice