God’s Wrath is not a Cranky Explosion

Think how we feel when we see someone we love ravaged by unwise actions or relationships.  Do we respond with benign tolerance as we might toward strangers?  Far from it…Anger isn’t the opposite of love.  Hate is, and the final form of hate is indifference…God’s wrath is not a cranky explosion, but his settled opposition to the cancer…which is eating out the insides of the human race he loves with his whole being.

– Becky Pippert, Hope Has Its Reasons

as quoted by, Tim Keller, Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism, copyright 2008, page 73