(On being asked how to account for a tragedy): “We do not attempt to account for it. We only know the outskirts of His ways; and how small a whisper do we hear of Him. As well try to … imagine the finished picture after seeing the colours on the palette … as presume to imagine that we who see only a fragment of the thought of God can understand the whole or interpret it to another. But we shall not be disappointed when we are told the secret of the mysteries of this present.
— ” Amy Carmichael, “Gold by Moonlight”