The Beauty of Violence
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
When God said “Let there be Light” the universe was created with a violent explosion of light. There has been beauty in the violent creation of stars and beauty in their violent destruction.
There is dark beauty in the violence of black holes. God created a frail and flawed creature, placed him within this violent beauty. God loved His creation and gave him the “Word.” The word was God.
For some unfathomable reason, this was not enough for God. God choose to not to only “talk the talk” but to “walk the walk” so He came to mankind and walked among us. He suffered with mankind and for mankind, to show each one of us that He did indeed love His strange, frail and flawed creature. God’s universe is indeed violent but in spite of the violence we are shown how we can love and be loved.
God could have created a beautiful universe where there is no violence and no death. We could be like beautiful silk flowers that never wilt, never suffer and never die but like the silk flowers, we would not be alive. For me it is enough to know that I am alive and that, in spite of pain, I am able to behold the wonderful beautiful violent beauty of God’s creation