To respond to my wife’s post recently on pain. This is one of the best statements I have ever heard on the subject: “Meaninglessness does not come from being weary of pain. Meaninglessness comes from being weary of pleasure. When you have exhausted that last dream and you find it leaves you barren or empty” so says GK Chesterton. For the non Christian Chesterton sums it up well. At the height of his tennis career, Boris Becker said his biggest fight was to resist the urge to commit suicide every day!! For the Christian, God is perpetual novelty. Even though there is pain, there is always hope that is rooted in a realistic foundation of reality.