I have talked about greed and about gossip and two of its parts: detraction and calumny over the last two weeks. Before going on to any of the other capital sins, given the readings we have this weekend, I want to spend a little time talking about the problem of evil in general.
For some people this causes a great deal of God ache. What do I mean by that? It comes out in a question something like this: if God is all good, how can he allow evil?
Some people use this as a way to say God is irrelevant. For instance, why did God allow the hurricanes and the earthquakes of the last couple of months?
Natural disasters are exactly that: natural. Are there tragic and even bad results that come from them? Tragedy: the death of the child. Bad: someone stealing what is not theirs, just because it was available after the natural tragedy.
Note the difference between these two. The tragic death of anyone is horrible. But the tragic death of someone who dies in the storm is very different from the tragically bad death of someone who dies because of a drunk driver. The first is tragedy, the …read more
Source:: Fr. Frank Jindra’s Homily Podcasts