Who amongst us gets through this unscathed? Anyone? Anyone never had a personal tragedy? Is tragedy reserved for the terminally unique? We think not.
Can tragedy become an opportunity? Is tragedy an attitude? Where can I find God or is He right in front of me? Respond to being an addict by helping another addict. Respond to being poor by helping the poor. Respond to your grief by helping the aggrieved. At first, my alcoholism was the worst thing. 30 years later, it has become the best thing because I have gotten the 12 steps into my life. Everything has gotten better.
God changes tragedy to opportunity.