Do you know what happens when I say: “God is love. Love for everyone and everything”?
Someone immediately asks: “Including murderers and terrorists?” Sometime they add rapists, too.
And I say yes, including murderers and terrorists. And rapists too.
But of course that is not an answer that would satisfy anyone so I elaborate, like so:
“God might know, you see, that you, yourself, are God. That you are love, that you are the boundless, limitless and timeless existence . God likely knows that nothing wrong can ever happen to you because you are what God is, and there is no “wrong” in God. God knows that you did not appear at birth, nor will you disappear at death, but you will simply change, shift, transition. God might know that death is as wonderful an experience as birth is — a grand adventure, a graduation.
God will likely know that the pain and fear you experience, the suffering that plagues you, is caused by you forgetting who you are, and that it will pass eventually and you will remember yourself again. Because, you must remember, God knows that you are God, even if you do not know at times. Knowing that, God might see your pain and hardships as something you created yourself as an opportunity to outgrow it.
From God’s perspective, from that place, murderers and terrorists would appear very differently than they do to a human, don’t you think?”
And then, of course, the inevitable response always comes: ”Um, this doesn’t make any sense.”
Which is when I say:
“Of course it doesn’t make sense. Its God we are talking about. In order for God to make sense to a human it would have to be a human invention. In order for God to make sense, God would have to be subject to the rules that are human inventions.
But God exists outside of those rules.
And so do you.