Thought provoking quote of the day:

“If God is wiser than we His judgement must differ from ours on many things, and not least on good and evil.  What seems to us good may therefore not be good in His eyes, and what seems to us evil may not be evil.”

C. S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

In this book Lewis is trying to answer the age-old question, “If God is good then why is there pain in the world?”  His answer is a bit more complicated than this quote, but this is an interesting portion of it.  Some of what we complain is unnecessary suffering may not be unnecessary.  Like probing into the painful cut on a child’s foot to remove a piece of glass; to the child it’s just more pain, but we know it accomplishes a greater good.  How often has that happened to us on a cosmic level?  Hmmmm…

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“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged.  They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead.  For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony.  But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony.  It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon.  It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them.  It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we are.”

G. K. Chesterton