Quote – Why doesn’t God do something?

“When we throw our hands up and say God why don’t you do something? He says, I did. I made you.” – @ShaneClaiborne

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One of the long-standing arguments against God is the lack of Divine intervention in the many terrible tragedies in the world. We shake our fists at the sky and yell. “Why aren’t You doing something?” Shane Claiborne suggests God’s answer:

“When we throw our hands up and say God why don’t you do something? He says, I did. I made you.”

It’s so easy to blame God for the pain around us. What if that’s why we’re here? Maybe God’s action to make a difference was creating us and giving us the creativity and compassion we have.

If you’re not familiar with Shane Claiborne, it might do you good to get to know him. He’s likely to stretch and challenge you. He’s not a comfortable Christian. He’s a passionate, engaged, prophetic voice who is following Jesus in a profound way.  His book The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical might rock your world.


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