Thursday, January 14, 2010

Where is God in all this?

I'm so, so glad that Jim Wallis made this statement. I want to post it right away:

I also want to say a word about God and evil. Pat Robertson said that Haiti’s earthquake was caused because of the country’s “pact with the devil.” I don’t even know what he means, nor do I care. But I want to say this: My God does not cause evil. God is not a vengeful and retributive being, waiting to strike us down; instead, God is in the very midst of this tragedy, suffering with those who are suffering. When evil strikes, it’s easy to ask, where is God? The answer is simple: God is suffering with those who are suffering.

- Jim Wallis

1 comment:

  1. thank you Sr. E for posting this, we need these powerful words so much in this time.

    PS 130

    2 If you, LORD, were to note what is done amiss, *
    O LORD, who could stand?
    3 For there is forgiveness with you; *
    therefore you shall be feared.


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