How God works

When bad things happen, it's tempting to ignore them.  But sometimes they hit so close to home that we just can't.  Then we try to figure it out, to explain it.  So we can blame something or someone. 

We'll blame circumstances, blame society, blame the victim, blame God.  Sometimes we'll even blame ourselves. 

God lets us know that this isn't the way it was meant to be.  Which sounds like the wind-up to some first class finger-pointing from the Almighty.  But that's not how God works. 

In the Gospel (Mark), Jesus doesn't bother to sort out who did what, or with assigning blame.  He goes right to heart of the tragedy.  And helps. 

That's how God works. 

More on this tomorrow.