Pain truly becomes a part of everyday life when you are living with lupus or any chronic disease. We live in a society today that tends to believe we should not experience sickness or death. In past generations patients were treated at home. Family members would watch over them and even the children would come gather around to watch the person die. Today, when people are very ill they go to the hospital. The visits by children are usually only for a little while. The children do not see the sights or the smell of the diseases. We have become a society where it is not normal to feel pain. We expect not to expierence sickness or any bad expectations. But, these things are very real. With lupus, physical pain is bad enough, but emotional pain is perhaps even worse. This pain makes you feel like a victim. In society we can get rid of the physical pain but what about the emotional side of things? It is at this time with a disease like lupus that we can get in trouble. It is hard to handle because pain is pain. When you are going through it there is no distinction. People believe in this turmoil that Jesus has abandoned them. I believe it proves he hasn’t. He is transforming my life and the lives around me. Pain cannot always be taken away. We cannot run from it, we have to deal with it. Now, with title of lupus I feel it is even more important to have and use God’s characteristics such as the capacity to love and to be loved, to think, to feel and to act with our own free will. I hope with this image I can focus on my internal worth.
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