"My friend Dana and I talk about how we want to make everything all right for those we love, and cannot. Her mother died of pancreatic cancer only a few months ago. We say to each other that if we were God we would make everything all right, and then we stop. Look at each other. Because we suddenly see that making everything all right would not make everything all right. We would not be human beings. We would then be no more than puppets obeying the strings of the master puppeteer. We agree sadly that it is a good that we are not God; we do not have to understand God's ways, or the suffering and brokenness and pain that sooner or later come to us all.
"But we do have to know in the very depths of our being that the ultimate end of the story, no matter how many aeons it takes, is going to be all right."
This really is an incredible book. I'll review it once I'm done. I wanted to post this, because I know a few people that have been suffering so many losses and I am such a dunce. I hope this helps them, it is far better than I could've ever said.