What Do You Say to Job?

There is nothing like severe nausea to increase our humility and remind us that we too are only human.
—Kathryn Lindskoog

Most illnesses, especially the major ones, are blind accidents we have no idea how to prevent. I have had multiple sclerosis for more than twenty years. I was an extremely active young adult in love with life when the disease hit me. No bad habits brought it on. None of my friends or relatives got it. It just happened.

It is an unpredictable disease that acts like polio in slow motion, weakening and paralyzing the whole body. The fatigue is indescribable. There is nothing to do for it but rest.

Other major illnesses we don't know how to avoid include intractable heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, the majority of cancers, nephritis, stroke, schizophrenia, and several other things you wouldn't want to have. By now you have probably already thought of someone in your church with one of the above.

Thank goodness, some of our old enemies are now vanquished. Tuberculosis was ...

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