March 30, 2012

Whose fault is it, then, when things get worse instead of better?


Having lived through more trouble than we felt we deserved, some of us turned our backs on God, determined to go our own way, under our own power. This is like a child who walks into a dark room and refuses to turn on the light. When he stumbles and hurts himself, is the darkness to blame? If we are going somewhere, and we reject the power of a train or car to take us there, whose fault is it that our arrival is so long delayed?

When we are faced with the perplexities of a bad situation, and try to do it on our own, we are stubbornly refusing the help that could be ours. Whose fault is it, then, when things get worse instead of better?

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