Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Why Would God Allow This?!

A friend of mine recommended I read the book "The Irresistible Revolution" by Shane Claiborne. Starting on page 64 Claiborne relates a story found in an old comic strip:
Two guys are talking to each other, and one of them says he has a question for God. He wants to ask why God allows all of this poverty and war and suffering to exist in the world. And his friend says, "Well, why don't you ask?" The fellow shakes his head and says he is scared. When his friend asks why, he mutters, "I'm scared God will ask me the same question." Over and over, when I ask God why all of these injustices are allowed to exist in the world, I can feel the Spirit whisper to me, "You tell me why we allow this to happen. You are my body, my hands, my feet."

1 comment:

Broken said...

I keep wondering why churches doing such a good job of talking about spiritual rebirth and it's power of change are doing such a rotten job of helping the widows and orphans our New Testament talks about.