Friday, April 06, 2012

Mindless, but not purposeless

“Senseless calamity loses some of its demoralizing effect when morale does not depend entirely on the comprehensibility of the phenomena but, rather, on the conviction that they are pervaded by the presence of God. As nature shows, this does not necessarily mean that they are sensible and intelligible.”—Jewish Bible Theology, page 225

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I like that way of looking at it. The tornadoes in Texas last week were not intelligible or sensible, but that doesn't mean they should demoralize us. The things Joel and Renee have experienced seem senseless and unintelligible—but so does the cross, if you look at it from the wrong side of the resurrection!
</idle musing>

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