Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I was at a workshop this morning on psychological testing for potential seminarians. One of the things the presenter said was that God doesn't take something away from you without giving you something else. I presume he meant something better. The problem is, of course, we don't always see right away or even for a long time what the other thing is that compensates for our perceived loss. This is the crux of trust and hope. If it is not absolutely true of God at all times that he is absolutely trustworthy, then Satan was right in the garden and God is not a loving and providential father. The limits and he sets on us and apparent refusals he gives us become a sign of his hatred toward us and not his love.

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