Thursday, January 25, 2007

Food for Thought (and action?)

Suffering is often quoted as one of the most difficult problems pertaining to faith in God. Lest such talks of suffering degenerates into a purely philosophical domain or a mere exercise of intellectual gymnastics, it is important to link arguments with the heart. The following is food for thought and action. In Professor John Stackhouse's book: "Can God be Trusted?", Stackhouse calls for any response to evil to include a sense of sharing responsibility. (p67)

Mother Teresa was once asked by a reporter, "Where is God?", pointing to an example of a baby dying alone in an alley in Calcutta. Her response is arresting.

"God is there, suffering with that baby," she said. "The question really is, where are you?"

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