Garvey’s: I have a relative who has worked with abused children, and was herself abused, she asks the same question – what kind of god would allow this to happen. If everything is ‘god’, the question might be valid, but the alternative, nothing is god or there is no god, is just as invalid, no? There is creator and creation, there is physical and metaphysical, they can be transcended or divided.
“A time to plant and a time to uproot what is planted…”
Its hard not to send blame to those who claim there is sense in suffering, on whatever scale, when suffering is acutely experienced. To I eye there is a spiritual lesson in everything every day, whether I see it at the time or in the broader context of I life, or if the lesson is for another person. And as we are One, on an even broader scale the experiences and lessons are shared, across nations and across time, if I allow Iself to be open to receive them. This is I humble perception of the thing.