Sunday, December 29, 2013

Today's Maxwell Quote

From A Wonderful Flood of Light (1990), 78:
Another stumbling block for some mortals is the seeming injustice of God. We naturally recoil from the jarring examples of the human condition with its many injustices, insensitivities, inequalities, and immense sufferings. Surely, however, we dare not assume that our anguish reflects a more highly developed sense of empathy for humanity than God Himself has! Yet the stone of stumbling is there. Says George MacDonald: "I suspect a great part of our irreligion springs from our disbelief in the humanity of God" (George MacDonald, The Miracles of Our Lord [London: Strahan and Co., 1870], p. 265).