So I asked God
especially the One who knows the cross
pogroms and the Crusades
the Inquisition and witch trials
every forced march
chained, incarcerated people of color
poverty and ghetto
rape and assault
torture and beheading
genocide and holocaust
horrible evil thing we are capable of.
I asked this suffering Holy One
“Is the pain worth it?
This hunger for wholeness
Breath of tenuous life
Joy that’s supposed to come with the morning
but fades by the time we get to work.
Is it worth it?”
yet. In the meantime, though,
do me and yourself a favor:
love others as I have loved you.”
|A Critical Evaluation of Process Theodicy|