John Donne has got the conception of a wrathful God intent on punishing those who go against His commandments.
But Crashaw is altogether a different breed. He is a radiant spirit who feels perfectly assured of his salvation to God. Crashaw’s God is generally the God of love who cannot bear to see the misery of His creation.
And as always I am still confused. What is the truth? Can He be as gracious as to forgive even our gravest sins or is it vice versa? Can he really punish us for the deeds that are not supposed to be performed in His creations?
If Karma exists then of course we will be punished but then how can God see his own children suffer the retribution?
Is he wrathful or the God of love?