Tonight, I was engaged in one of my main roles as a pastor… teaching. And it wasn’t on any ordinary run-of-the-mill topic either. It was on the rather thorny issue of “How can a good all-powerful God exist when there is so much evil and suffering in the world?” Envying me yet?
Frequently after teaching, I will come across someone who says in writing the same thing I say – but better. Rarely though does that discovery come so quickly. So, not two hours later, I read from N. T. Wright’s Surprised by Hope the following:
If creation was a work of love, it must have involved the creation of something other than God. That same love then allows creation to be itself, sustaining it in providence and wisdom but not overpowering it. Logic cannot comprehend love; so much the worse for logic.
Yeah, what he said.