Conundrums haunt and terrify, especially when we see while staring into the mirror of our life.
There are assignments given out to the innocents. I “dare” you to try to following instructions knowing the predicted results.
Dig in and understand the statistics of any human tragedy and you will find yourself staring into the mirror in horror.
Explore the depths of human’s connection to the divine, experience the process, and you will find yourself questioning every assumption and decision you have made in the past year(s).
Sit, observe, and contemplate a flower (or anything in bloom); you will rediscover hope and beauty.
Yet to every assignment, to each announcement, the natural response is “why”? Why is there so much tragedy in the world? Why doesn’t the God of “love” take care of human misery and suffering? Why does it make sense to accept unconditional love? Why…the list is endless! Nothing completely makes sense. Everything has an angle to it. Everyone has some kind of agenda. It is as if the world is out to get you. Nothing can be taken for granted. Nothing should be assumed.
Even in Jesus day, those closest to him didn’t trust what was happening.
“Master, why is it that you are about to make yourself plain to us but not to the world?” (John 14.22)
Good question really, as are all the others. I would like to warn you the answers may be unsettling at best and terrifying at worst!
In this context there is an offer sitting, waiting for our response. Will you accept Divinity’s offer of unconditional acceptance wrapped in mercy and love? Until you experience the offer, no answer to the question “why” will make sense to you. I can tell you that God does this because of “who” Divinity is, but does that matter or make sense? I can tell you the process is born of love, exists because of love, and continues in love – any clearer?
“Why” isn’t a bad question for any age, yet don’t let it stop you from experiencing Divinity.