The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Madam How and Lady Why by Charles Kingsley:|
for Thou hast created all things, and for Thy pleasure they are
and were created."'
So? You have been looking at that beautiful drawing of the ruin
of Arica in the Illustrated London News: and it has puzzled you
and made you sad. You want to know why God killed all those
people--mothers among them, too, and little children?
Alas, my dear child! who am I that I should answer you that?
Have you done wrong in asking me? No, my dear child; no. You
have asked me because you are a human being and a child of God,
and not merely a cleverer sort of animal, an ape who can read and