I have pondered painfully why God would allow us to hurt ourselves and others just in order so that we can be free and decide for ourselves rather than be forced by Him into doing only good? But who really am I to assume life has either to be good or to be free in the first place? THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES! All we can do is fight for good with the left hand and fight for freedom with the right and desperately hope that while we may not have total success in increasing either one of them, that we will have created tremendous value for ourselves and others in the process. In creating value as ourselves lies God’s work.