Is it bad to be unlucky? It would appear so, as we punish the unlucky worse than the lucky. For instance, picture two men drinking and then driving home. One makes it home without incident, while the other (unlucky) individual hits a man as he steps into the road from between two cars. We can very well assume that the first driver, just as drunk as the second, would have hit the man as well, but he was lucky enough to avoid that, and hence his punishment for driving drunk would be far less than the first, even if he was unlucky enough to be pulled over.
Another common example is a mother becomes distracted while running the water for her young child's bath. If she remembers quite suddenly and rushes in to turn the water off, as the child gleefully splashes in the water, she is simply overworked and ought to pay more attention. But if as she rushes in she finds her son floating face down, she is a monster, guilty of negligence and perhaps involuntary manslaughter.
Since such is the case, Christians are fortunate that we have faith in a god who can judge all things rightly. We ought not to place much faith in our own judgments or in the judgments of any legal system, though of course nations are right to do the best they can to maintain order.
For similar reasons, Christians should never presume to say who is excluded from God's grace.Do you believe in luck? Is it bad to be unlucky? Does this reveal a fundamental unfairness about life?