Over breakfast, Mack discusses with Jesus, Sarayu and Papa the hierarchy of the Trinity, only to learn there isn’t one. They are in a circle of relationship and choose to serve each other above themselves.
In perfect unity there is no need for authority. This transitions to a discussion about how God works in the world in general – with the ultimate question in Mack’s mind being how God could allow his daughter to die while He yet talks of love.
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“The Shack – Chp. 8 – Breakfast of Champions” Show Notes
Papa explained that the real problem for Mack was that he didn’t really think God was good; because if he did, he would be able to trust God even when he didn’t understand what God was doing. Also, Sarayu said that Mack couldn’t trust God because he didn’t really believe that God loved him – when he did, trust would result. Mack said he couldn’t believe that any end result would justify losing his daughter, but Papa corrected him – justifying it isn’t the point, redeeming it is.
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