The Temptation then and now is to think that "Bad things happen to Bad People." That is not necessarily the case. Bad things happen to sinful people and we are all sinful. So we should not be surprised when bad things happen to us. When we see bad things happen to others, Jesus says we should repent so that we do not lose our eternal life. To Repent is to admit and confess that we have sinned, gone our own way. To repent means to ask God to forgive us and help us turn back to Him and His way.