1. Great follow-up to your post earlier this year! I love your use of the book of Job to explore this. Not only is he able to pass through his suffering into a rewarding, healed life, but even in the midst of his suffering, we get rays of light through his confidence that his Redeemer lives and will make all things new in the midst of the narrative.

  2. Ticia says:

    I’ve been thinking on this one, but I think it’s a “Yes and” for my agreement.

    Yes, stories should heal, and not all stories heal. Some stories inspire, and other stories encourage, and some reprove and make you think.

  3. Sugar says:

    Oh this is so true, today it seems usual that there are stories without hope or with a very flimsy “the world is not worth it and all we have is this life let’s take advantage of the good things!” Is that supposed to be enough for me? heal myself from all the pain presented in the story just with the presence of some happy moments? Do you want readers to believe that those stolen moments of happiness are all they can hope for?
    I don’t think so…

What say you?