CM on Natural Disasters

Dear Reader,

I always love when Charlotte Mason touches on a  topic other than education. She does this in her fifth volume, Formation of Character, when she addresses our children’s reactions to “unforeseen and unpreventable natural tragedies.” These, she observes and I am sure we would all agree, may upset children. I would add that they also upset adults, many of whom also question their faith at such times. But, she tells us, “such occurrences are opportunities rather than hindrances” (p. 201). We can use such occasions to help children confront their own human limitations. Charlotte says, “If we understood everything, there would be no room left for faith in God, because we should only believe what we could quite well see and understand” (p. 202).

And then she goes on to make this most interesting statement:

“But it is just possible that the sudden loss of all these precious lives may mean that life and death are not the great and final things in the eyes of God that they are in our eyes.” (p.202)

I don’t reallt have much to add to that.

Nebby

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