I cannot post my paper because of copyright, but I quoted Martin Buber’s I Thou philosophy.
I am living with the devil and cannot wait to get out. I am seeing a place saturday. I got a cell phone yesterday. I don’t like it, but I needed one.
Martin Luther connected those dots:
And though this world with devils filled,
Should threaten to undo us,
We will not fear, for God hath willed
His truth to triumph through us.¹
The answer is not complicated. Selah. Pause. Rest easy. Don’t expect life to make sense. Don’t fear because surprises occur. Life is full of surprises, shocks, and insanities.