God is compassionate and God is good. Very good.
If God were not compassionate, if God were not so very good, well, I suspect we’d be under water about now. Like before. Like in the time of Noah.
God made a beautiful world for us to inhabit. This planet of ours, this pale blue dot, perfectly situated so that life does not merely exist, it flourishes.
God filled the world with light and life. Clear air to breathe. Cool, fresh water for drinking. Plants and animals of every variety.
But God despaired. We were God’s great disappointment. God had such...