The reason that the world is as it is - unsatisfactory, imperfect, and broken - is because humankind does not follow God.
"He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" Micah 6:8 (NRSV)
If we all did this the world would be a different place.
But we don't.
We dominate others out of fear.
We don't believe that God will provide.
We close our hearts to others.
And we refuse to help when needed.
Even those in positions of religious authority fail to follow God.
They even deny the teachings of their own prophets.
The blind lead the blind.
But if you open your heart to God and humanity you will find the door to the sanctuary open.
God is the lover of humankind.
"We love because he first loved us." 1 John 4:19 (NRSV)
[Scripture quotations (marked NRSV) are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and are used by permission. All rights reserved.]