I will not say that all pain has a purpose. I'm not sure it does. But I will say that when someone you love is in pain (and we must love everyone), stand in solidarity with them, and, for the love of Christ, work to eliminate the source of pain, if not for the one who is suffering now than for those that will come after them. All pain may not have a purpose for all those experiencing it, but it must spark a purpose to all those witnessing it; love in action.
What do you think? How are you responding to the pain you see around you?