Educating for the Lived Gospel #232

From the city the dying groan,

and the throat of the wounded cries for help;

yet God pays no attention to their prayer. (Job 24:12)

Honesty is prized in a healthy relationship. While being considerate of other’s feelings, we need to be able to ‘tell it like it is’. Over the centuries, there are many whose sense of justice have caused them to wonder ‘how could God let this happen?’ This poignant question speaks of the nature of the God-human relationship. As children, we look to our parents to ‘fix everything’. As we grow up, we learn to make our own way. Obviously, no human can have an equal relationship with an all-powerful God. However, our relationship with God can (and should) grow and deepen.

Maybe the best answer to the question comes from Teresa of Avila, about being God’s heart and hands and feet. Thus being the change we want to see in the world.

Have a great week!

Patrick

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