HomeΦιλοσοφια: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 22 no. 2 (2021)

ON SUFFERING, FINDING MEANING, DIVINE LOVE AND ETERNAL LIFE

Jove Jim S. Aguas

 

Abstract:

The COVID-19 global pandemic, the Extra-Judicial killings (EJK) here in the Philippines, and the natural calamities we experienced have put human suffering in our collective consciousness. Perhaps one of the most enigmatic human experiences is suffering. We often associate suffering with misery, pain, loneliness, and even evil, but the mystery of suffering goes beyond its cause or reason because it touches on the very meaning of suffering, especially when we consider the suffering of the innocent.