The Arrangement

He says He loves

And does not answer

Does not remake the world

Seems to love it so much that He wants it the same

We go on freely unhindered about our offence

And He hangs on the cross

Helpless, unmoving, unhelped like us

Indeed we are made in the image of God

We do as we please to Him

Who courteously returns the compliment

A meditation (undated) by Desmond Piggin (1923-2001) on the problem of evil: how can God offer us redemption without eliminating evil from the world?
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