Listening for the voice of Love, not hate

“It makes you question your faith almost,” said Koteiba Azzam, who is Muslim, in response to the death of his friend Andre Anchondo in the mall shooting in El Paso, Texas, last month. He added, “But God didn’t have a part in it.”

It can be hard to understand why awful things happen. But the idea that Mr. Azzam has shared is also a message that comes to me as I pray about the tragic shootings that have taken place. They had nothing to do with God, who is divine Love itself and therefore could never be the cause or instigator of evil in our experiences.

On the contrary, we each have a God-given capacity to seek a different, spiritual perspective of what’s going on and to feel and experience the infinite love of the Divine, even when hate and tragedy loom large.

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Overthrow the supposition
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