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  1. It is almost impossible to quite grasp this. In view of centuries – millennia even – of mass death from genocides, famine, disease, natural disasters and war, it is difficult to believe that one “single human soul” has more meaning than “the whole of history”. And yet, paradoxically, it is the only thing we can dare to believe if we are to be saved from ourselves – and we might extend this possibility to other creatures too. The eyes of a dying animal contain all the suffering of the world. How is this possible? What does possible even mean?

    The gospels report Jesus as having said, “What is the price of two sparrows – one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it.” A mystery within a mystery … here theodicy fails! if a loving God knows it, why does the sparrow fall to the ground? (Here I recall reading Oscar Wilde’s “The Happy Prince” as a child).


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