Today I am not writing an ordinary post, I am asking an extraordinary question.
We live in a world in which there is much suffering. We experience it ourselves in aspects of our lives, even if it is only from time to time. Pick up a newspaper and you will find accounts of suffering which are almost unbearable – we find it hard even to get our imaginations around the sorry lives of so many innocent people. Yet this is the world which God has made.
So I am going to ask you to put aside your religious beliefs, and even put aside God, for just a few moments. Because I am going to ask you to imagine that you are God. My question is: what would you change in creation if you had the power of God to do so?
Of course you can dismiss the question by claiming that since God is infinitely wise he must of course have done everything perfectly. But that’s a cop out. For this exercise you have to stand back and use your own noddle. The only tip I would give is that when you see a possible change, just check the unintended effects which your change might bring about.