Is God just out there and distant and removed from our pain? Does God even know what this life is like and how hard it is? Does God know how unjust this world can be toward people? Does God know how people close their doors in your face when you are in desperate need? Does God know what it is like to be pushed to the edges of society without a place to lay your head? Does God know what it is like to ache and be in so much pain?
But to that end… and in response to your offense brother… I forgive you.
I have learned that when I take off the labels and just see people for who they are (not white or black, poor or rich, Democrat or Republican, religious or not)… I can love them completely as a human being… and that matters. There is no other way on earth to effect so much positive change in the life of a person, a family, a community, a city, a state, a country, or the world… than to love. And it never fails.