Part of the healing desire, which we acquire through building a habitat for God’s desire for us (our churches), is what prophet Habakkuk speaks about. It is only seemingly a bitter complaint about a God who is experienced as ‘silent’ in the midst of adversities. ‘O Lord, how long shall Ii cry, and thou wilt not hear! Even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! Why doest thou show me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance?’
The point is not blaming an ‘inattentive God’. Rather, we need to focus on the value of crying out to God. It turns out to be a crucial ability of the human person. We still crying out in pain and desire for justice - or our examining the world has ceased? This type of reflection/communication with God, even in the form of complaint and argument, is a vital function within our culture. And on an individual level, too.
Without it, life remains unexamined, unsprayed for. Consequently, unredeemable.
These are verbal Icons, expressions of how the world is seen from Saint Augustine's..