Publisher’s Letter ; What Would God Think?
Let’s assume for a moment that we know with certainty that there is a God. (I’m saying it this way to invite agnostics and atheists to join in this train of thought.) Let’s pretend that at times He looks in on His creations and hears all human thoughts, catches all human words, and sees all
He witnesses the suffering we inflict on one another –
~ World Wars I and II, as nations invaded other nations.
~ The persecution of Jews, Roma and Sinti (sometimes referred to as “Gypsies”), blacks, gays, Poles and other Slavs, and Catholics.
~ The Armenian genocide at the hands of Turkey.
~ The starvation of millions of Russians after WWII.
~ The Rwandan genocide against Tutsis.
~ The murder of tens of thousands of Ukrainian civilians, including children.
~ The Chinese genocide against the Uighers.
~ The Taliban’s ubiquitous oppression of women.
~ The starvation of millions of North Koreans.
~ The wanton massacre of innocent American school children, as well as many others who have the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Is it just me, or do you also wonder whether He is bowing His head in sorrow? Perhaps He is saying, “I gave them gifts beyond measure, all they could possibly need or even imagine, and yet they can’t find the compassion to share with one another. They hurt each other for land, power, and wealth, causing millions of pointless deaths.”
Or is that just me thinking out loud…
Patrick J. Wood