The Purpose of This World

When some Jews cannot explain the sorrow of their lives
they take a vow of atheism.
Then everywhere they go,
they curse the God they don’t believe exists.

But why, why don’t they grab Him by the lapels,
pull His formless body down into this lowly world,
and make Him explain.

After all, this is the purpose of creation–
to make this coarse realm a dwelling place for His presence.

From the book G‑d's Optimism by Yehoshua November