Out of the silence

The Sufi tell a story.

Past the seeker, as he prayed, came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten. And seeing them, the holy one went down into deep prayer and cried,

"Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?"

And out of the long silence, God said:

“I did do something about them. I made you."