We are souls having an in-body experience.
Our souls are not our bodies nor our minds. Whatever sickness may attack our bodies and minds, our souls are separate and safe.
The purpose of our lives on this material plan is to acquire spiritual qualities that we will need in the next life.
Our spiritual education comes mostly through tests and suffering.
Suffering causes us to:
- want to change
- look to God for help
- help others
- point us in the direction we need to go
- realize that we can’t do it alone and other people and God