I spoke with God

And I questioned Him

I said, Lord, you are all-powerful and all-loving

Yet I see around me so much suffering

I just don’t understand

He stooped down and spoke gently

My child, you see only in part

And you understand only in part

You are blind, and yet you expect to see

You are human, and yet you wish to understand God?

But Lord, I replied

I am but a man, yet I have some understanding

I am blind, yet you can make the blind see

Very well, God replied

Does a woman refrain from having a second child

Remembering her pains in childbirth of the first?

Does a father not allow his son to ride a bike

Knowing that he will likely fall and be in pain?

Does an athlete not suffer in their training

So that they can gain the ultimate reward?

Who will not put themselves through suffering

In order to achieve their goal?

You understand little

Because you know little

Earth is all you know

And yet eternity awaits

Do not be trapped by your own experience

Your only experience

Your life is like the first second of the first day of the year

Yet you will live with me forever

And I will wipe away every tear

I will make all things right

I will make all things new

Now you know only in part

Then you will know all things

See all things

Understand all things

Now you live in mystery

Then you will live in wisdom.

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