People make mistakes. Nothing can be truer than that. And with that as an unassailable given, all that’s left for us is to recognize our faults, show contrition and just do everything humanly possible to make amends.
Thus it truly amazes me when some, after erring, take comfort in the rationalization that “maybe, God wanted this to be so.” That’s absurd! It places God in the center of an issue or controversy not of His own making! It makes Him an active participant in the commission of a wrong, thereby making Him responsible for the willful acts of persons who are fully cognizant of the effects of their pursuits.
If I were God, I will send these escapists some minute lightning strikes to teach them a lesson or two in taking responsibility – that of owning up to the results of the choices they make and the actions they take.
End of sermon.