Tell me where in the Bible
It tells of the trials of a broken spirit
The heroes of the bible
Always had faith and strength
Even when afflicted with all the world's ills
Where is the broken human being
In God's plan?
What possible benefit
Can come from the depths of lifelong pain
That goes beyond the physical
And encompasses the heart and mind entirely?
If you can find a passage to explain
Why Jesus never cured depression
Or exorcised schizophrenia-
I'll never break Lent again
And go to mass every week
And never neglect the collection plate
I'll receive the sacraments,
Yes, I'll even get confirmed
But don't bother;
It doesn't exist.
The church lied
God does give some people more pain than they can stand
and then suicide
sends them to hell
for their sins.
But God loves you.