I was listening to a news program last week and Tim Costello, from World Vision, was asked how he manages to maintain his faith in view of all the suffering he sees in the world. I thought he answered quite well but it made me think, how would I answer?

My answer, somewhat influenced by Tim, would go something like this: My faith gives me hope. Hope that this world is not all there is. Hope that one day God is going to bring justice on the earth and then there will be no more death, mourning, crying or pain. In actual fact, facing suffering without this hope would be more difficult if I didn’t have faith.