War and Peace and Suffering

“The wondrous love of God toward man is recognized when man is in misfortunes that are destroying his hope. Here God manifests His power for man’s salvation. For man never recognizes the power of God in tranquility and freedom.” — St. Isaac the Syrian I have almost finished War and Peace–300 pages to go is almost finished.  When asked to summarize the novel, my first response was that it is about a few…