The Trial

In a concentration camp, three wise rabbis put God on trial for allowing his people to be massacred. They find God guilty. After the trial, one of the rabbis looks at his watch– he had somehow managed to preserve it in the kingdom of night– and says, ‘Ah, it is time for prayers.’ And with that the three rabbis all bow their heads and pray.
-Elie Wiesel-

How can we account for the actions of these men? How could they indict God one moment and offer praise and thanksgiving the next? The only possible explanation in my mind is this: their quarrel with God is a lover’s quarrel. And it has been revisited again and again since the early days of the relationship, when the people of God were first bound to their Creator in a covenant of love.
-Carol Miles-