In four forms

12 December 2018

If we talk about it as being in stages, the divine will appears in four forms. The first is divine approval, that is what God wants most. The second is dispensation, where God withdraws paternally, because of our weakness. The third is divine sufferance, when God intervenes and chastises. The fourth and most lamentable is abandonment, which occurs when people live with such ingrained cruelty and callousness that their provoke God to abandon them.