God is no unfeeling force

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blank squareI cannot think that God would be content
To view unmoved the toiling and the strain,
The groaning of the ages, sick and spent,
The whole creation travailing in pain.

The suffering God is no vast cosmic force,
That by some blind, unthinking, loveless power
blank squareKeeps stars and atoms swinging in their course,
And reckons naught of men in this grim hour.

Nor is the suffering God a fair ideal
Engendered in the questioning hearts of men,
A figment of the mind to help me steel
My soul to rude realities I ken.

blank squareGod suffers with a love that cleanses dross;
A God like that, I see upon a cross.

blank square–Georgia Harkness
          (1891-1974)

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