“God doesn’t take that much trouble over the formation of a man who…”
That is a beautiful line, isn’t it? The second part continues within the context of the story in ‘The Pillars of the Earth‘ to explain how the guy with all that history of pain and education was meant to be a kind of preparation from God for him to take over a noble cause.
Regardless of my own belief, it does strike me the amount of truth this sentence hold in it. It does really take a good amount of formation for a man to shine. It is most probable for a man wiath much education, some travelling, and deep contact with humanly emotions to excel in life. Whether it is randomness that dictates someone to go through his path of enlightmenet, or it is a deity’s pre-set destiny,the outcome is the same. Randomness sounds like an unacceptable explanation, and I have minimum faith for the existance of a super natuaral deity.
The bottom line is that it is simply how nature goes. It goes beyond logic to have all the trouble of formation of someone who will end up being idle while he carries a lot of potential on his shoulders. For you, me, and others, just look at the events of your past and how much trouble it took in order to be in the state you are in today. It might be that your current position doesn’t reflect your true potential, and most probably something much better is hiding for you.
God doesn’t take much trouble over the formation of a man who won’t fullfil his role. It does make so much sense.