I imagine that for many of us, given the opportunity to ask God a question, it might be something on the lines of, 'Why do you allow so much evil and suffering to exist in the world?'
Well, that certainly is a pretty serious question. And no, I can't provide an answer either.
'Ancient of Days' by William Blake
It's easy to feel that evil has overcome goodness entirely at times. And that although we might not agree on exactly who they are, I suppose it is just possible that some of the most unpleasant and dangerous people who have ever existed throughout all of history are alive and among us today.
Or maybe not - because people have probably told themselves the same thing many times in the past. The violence and social chaos accompanying the Dissolution of the Monasteries in the 16th Century; the Terror of the French Revolution; The Holocaust. We could go on thinking about Evil forever if we let ourselves. So instead, let's just look at a couple of snaps:
Firstly, there's this one of the sea ...
A pale and hazy image of the sea, with a boat in the distance.
And then there's this one ...
The same image, only with a little foreground included.