The experience of God’s grace in our lives completely undermines the notions of ’cause and effect’. His grace doesn’t touch us because we have been good. And the good things in our lives are not the effect of us being good.
This could easily explain why there are so many religions out there and so many people willing to join them. It is very hard to accept that good and bad things happen to both good and bad people – and that we won’t know why until we’re with God!
We surely do thirst for justice, but sadly we thirst way more for punishment. God’s grace breaks that cycle of perversion and forgives the just and the unjust! How many people do you know would be fine with that? Would you?