Thursday, September 08, 2005

More Stuff by Other People

When things are going badly, it's hard to know what to say about God. Most of the time, I have the luxury of not having to say anything. But some people don't have that luxury: They have to get up and preach a sermon every Sunday. Katherine Torrance is one of these people.

In between our fits of praying and our acts of giving, we also have another task at hand: the important practice of trying to understand the events through the lens of our faith. There are questions to ask—the kinds of questions that don’t easily lend themselves to answers. Why do things like this happen? Why do some people survive and others perish? Does God have a role in natural disasters like hurricanes?

Visit Katherine's blog
to read the entire sermon.

1 comment:

Paul said...

For me, it helps to realize that while I think it's fair to say God has a role in everything, EVERYTHING is surely a much bigger picture than any of us are in a position to comprehend - scientists, ministers, scholars of any kind.

Heck, cosmologists can't even agree on whether it looks more likely that there's this one universe we know, or any number of them. So how big is REALITY? How do the pieces fit and interrelate? Don't think I'm about to figure it out...