I really appreciated the Anglican Community webpost by Martha Tatarnic on this ever growing issue within the Christian church. She shines a good light on the subject and it is worth a read. Click on or cut and paste the link below and look for her post entitled "Does God Require Suffering?"
(For whatever reason, my blog is not automatically converting links, so cutting and pasting into your browser has become standard operating procedure. Sorry about that. I don't know why it changed all of a sudden a few months ago. I am too ignorant and my husband is too busy to figure out how to "fix" it. Again I apologize for the extra step required now to view links on my postings.)