Commonweal Magazine Features Article by Win Bassett

Commonweal Magazine online featured Last Word: The Silent Treatment by Win Bassett.

Another expression one too often hears at hospitals: “Everything happens for a reason.” Patients who were offered this bit of cheap wisdom would often reply by asking what the reason could be for a motor vehicle accident or the diabetes that had taken one of their limbs. “Surely God is great, and we do not know him,” Elihu says in the Book of Job. “Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds, the thunderings of his pavilion?”