"The problem of pain, of war and the horror of war, of poverty and disease is always confronting us. But a god who allows no pain, no grief, also allows no choice. There is little unfairness in a colony of ants, but also there is little freedom."
What do you say (or write) when someone asks how a loving God can allow pain and suffering, injustice and war? What do you think of Madeleine L'Engle's words on the subject?