19 Dec

Dear Readers,

Candid Observations posted this the day after the senseless massacre in Newtown, CT. She was magnificently poignant with her reference to Elie Wiesel and his senseless suffering at the hands of the insane (Nazi Germany). I have read his book “Night” and had the honor and privilege to hear Elie Wiesel speak in person. He is a highly intelligent, highly compassionate and filled with love. If anyone could lead us towards the light of hope and love, it is Elie Wiesel and Candid Observations.

Candid Observations

In light of the tragic massacre of 26 people at the Sandy Hook

Elementary School in Connecticut , some people are going to gravitate toward God, seeking shelter from their pain…but some are going to turn away, maybe not forever, but for a while.

We have a need to have God “behave,” and protect us from bad things, especially when we think we are good people. The question of theodicy – i.e., is God all good and all-powerful? If God is all-powerful, and this happened, then is God NOT all good? Or…if God is all good and this happened…then is God NOT all-powerful?

When tragic and senseless things like this happen, people become confused about God. In general, they are not open to hearing about the need to forgive, or to show mercy…No, their pain, our pain as vulnerable human beings kicks in, and we get angry at…

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4 Responses to “”

  1. candidobservation December 19, 2012 at 12:03 pm #

    Thank you for reblogging this. I appreciate you!

    • asklotta December 19, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

      Thank you for your thoughtful and loving perspective on life!

  2. t December 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    And Lotta knocks another one outta the ballpark!

    • asklotta December 20, 2012 at 10:28 am #

      If only….All I did was hit the Reblogg button! Candid Observation is inspiring and always hopeful!

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