I don't understand. Why do the good die young? I have lost a friend who was the best person I know. And I can think of plenty of not-so-good people who are living it up. Where is the justice? Can you make any sense of this upside down world?
IA great debate once raged in heaven. It was over a most beautiful and precious new soul that G‑d had created. The angels debated what should be done with this soul. One group of angels demanded that this soul remain in heaven. "She is too pure, too holy to face the ugliness of the lowly world," they said. "Who knows what will happen to her in a world of temptation and evil. This soul must stay with us here."
IBut the other group of angels said the exact opposite: "Indeed this soul glows with a unique divine glow. But for that very reason she must go down to earth. For imagine the beauty and goodness this soul can bring to a dark world. What good is there in keeping such a soul in heaven? Let her descend to earth and shine her light there."
IAnd so they argued back and forth, each side unshakable in their view. Until it became clear that they could not resolve the issue themselves, they needed a Higher Authority. The case was brought before G‑d Almighty.
IThe angels stated their arguments before the heavenly court. G‑d listened to the two opinions -the first group of angels arguing that this unspoiled soul is too holy to be plunged into the lowly world, the second countering that the world needs such souls more than anything.
When a loved one passes away, we feel we have lost something precious. We are left with a gaping hole in our heart, and we often wonder why they were taken away from us. But at the same time we can be grateful for the very fact that they were given to us in the first place.
We are blessed to have such beautiful souls in our lives. The world is privileged to have such heavenly guests come down on earth. And even if it can only be for a short while, we will take whatever we can get.
For those who believe in God then this is a straight forward answer and you can accept it and be in peace . However those who are not believers this answer is just empty words, you want to ask the why? question and the reply is empty anyway I continue with some more answers.
From my perspective, evil seems to prevail when the majority has their focus set on things that do not serve our highest good; greed, jealousy, hate, power, control; essentially a lack of love and empathy.
In a world that is dominated by adversity and affliction; energetic attacks on those that are raising the vibration of love and seeking to heal humanity can become easily downtrodden by the weight of the world.
In highly sensitive people and empaths, this can manifest energy imbalances as they are overcome by sadness, grief, and hopelessness; manifesting disease, illness and premature death.
We’re humans and we get through so many struggles in life, that I think we forget how fragile our bodies can be. Some people take the wrong risk at the wrong time, some have an underlying health condition that they don’t even know about.
The latter reason took my friend Dan too soon.
I met Dan during 6th grade, by the time we were 15 and freshman we had become really good friends. He told the best stories, he was extremely funny and kindhearted and he looked out for me. We’d walk around town together and talk online constantly, he really was my best guy friend, I told him everything and he’d always listen.
One of my favorite memories of him, has to be when he was over my house one day and randomly asked me to ballroom dance around my living room with him lol (which we did rather comically!). And one time hanging at his house he started a pillow fight! There was never a dull moment with Dan.
He volunteered and spent so many hours being apart of his church’s youth ministry program and was one of the founders of our town’s youth softball program.
At 20 years old, Dan was attending college and working. We lost touch a little after high school, but I happened to run into him at a college party. We had a good talk and he told me he was taking a trip to Canada the week after, but that we should together and catch up when he got back. Dan died two weeks later, of undiagnosed juvenile diabetes.
He had come home early from his trip to Canada because he felt sick, he had gone to the doctor and had some tests done. His mom noticed that he seemed not right, really dizzy and out of it a couple days later, she called an ambulance but he went into cardiac arrest and died during the ambulance ride. :(
I cried and cried when I found out, “how could this be? I just saw him! He doesn’t deserve this!” it just seemed so unfair.
I’m not sure why good people get taken from us, but I’d like to imagine he’s in a better place now, enjoying an ice cold Coke (his favorite soda.)
I still have a letter from him that he wrote me during summer camp after 7th grade. I will keep it forever, and even though he’s gone the memories I have of him keep him alive in my heart. I’ll never forget what a great person and friend he was.
May you stay forever young
"Indeed, it is sad to send such an immaculate soul into such a dark world. But this is My will. I only created darkness so souls like this one can transform darkness into light. The whole purpose of creation was that the lowly world be refined by the good deeds of mortal human beings. This cannot be achieved by souls in heaven. It can only be achieved through souls in bodies. And so even this most perfect and pure soul must descend to earth."
The first group of angels, who requested for the soul to remain in heaven, were disappointed. They couldn't fathom how such a spiritual being could be expected to survive such a physical world. G‑d turned to them and said, "As for your request to keep this soul up here, I will grant it partially.Though she must leave us and go down to earth, it will not be long before she will return to us. Her sojourn on earth will be brief. Such a brilliant soul will not need long to fulfil her mission. Soon she will be free to come back to heaven."
G‑d then turned to the second group and asked, "Are you satisfied with that? Do you accept that this soul can only be on earth for a limited time?" The angels replied, "Yes we do. Every day that she is on earth is a blessing."
I have always wondered this too. But as I was thinking about the current situations of the world. It came to me. With so much cruelty. The good ones who end up leaving first are also the ones have been through the most as well. Who have the biggest heart. It just seems in a way too good to be true.
But sometimes Mother Nature decides to take the good ones away from this horrible and cruel world. And everyone is often surprised that the happiest or kindest people passed. But after a little bit of thinking. It actually makes sense. God wanted to spare them a few years of hardships and cruelty. In Gods eyes.
Those whom he takes first seem to deserve peace the most. Gone through a lot. Kindest people. Happiest. And all they see is the worst from the world. God just didn’t want to have them suffer any longer.
Imagine if the whole world was kind. How many suicidal people we would have saved and God wouldn’t have to gain yet another angel. Usually the youngest ones. With a life and future ahead of them.
How many parents could go to sleep with a mind at ease.How many more smiles and laughter would greet us at the door.
Instead it’s vice versa.Day in and day out.
God gains yet another ange
An angel with a future ahead of them. Now unable to experience their many of the firsts.
Parents unable to sleep due to worry. “Will my child make it out ok?”
Instead of laughter and smiles we greet at our doors. We greet enemies. Regret. Jealousy. Hatred. And guilt.This is the world we live in. THIS is the world we live in.
So yeah. Mother Nature tends to send the best ones away to keep their pure hearts as warm as a sun. Full of love and light. Something that seems to be getting less by year.
Have you ever wondered why people say “the good ones always die young?” Do you think that maybe because God wanted to spare them from all life’s miseries?”
Son: Hey dad, why do the best ones die young?
Dad: Well son, when you go to a garden which flowers do you pluck?
Son: The best and prettiest ones.
A little girl is run over by a drunk driver, who has a long criminal record. She dies, he lives.
Stories like this abound. A child, a teenager, a young adult, someone still in the prime of his life, are snatched away by death leaving their loved ones in total shock. A person who never hurt anybody, who made the world a better place just by being alive, is suddenly gone.
A helpless sense of loss, feelings of injustice, and unanswered questions are followed by anger. Sooner or later, someone asks: “Why did God let that happen? She was a good person!”
I don’t write this as an attempt to comfort anyone experiencing such loss at this time. I don’t think I can. But this verse I came across this morning might help make sense of such senselessness:
The righteous pass away; the godly often die before their time. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come. Isaiah 57.1
In our limited human mind, we think that the way a person lived his last two, five, or ten years is a guarantee of how his future years will be like. But God knows better. And as a favor to that person, He intervenes before evil can touch that life.
Of course, in the process of being kind to that person, He appears to be a wicked, heartless God to his loved ones.
Even in death, we need to remember that there’s more than one side to every story.