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  • Writer's pictureFr. Kris

Saturday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time ‘c’

Why so much evil in this world? Wouldn’t it be correct to say that if God existed then there wouldn’t be any evil? So, that must mean that God doesn’t exist. Have you heard arguments like this before? I am sure you have, and I have too. If there were a God, He wouldn’t allow any evil in this world. However, God allows evil to dwell in our cities, countries, our homes, schools, and even in our churches. Why? First, God gives each person a chance to convert. That’s why he waits. Second, He tells us that there will come a day of judgment when everyone living on this planet will report to God what he or she did in this life -- whether good or evil. “His slaves said to him, 'Do you want us to go and pull them up?' He replied, 'No, if you pull up the weeds you might uproot the wheat along with them. Let them grow together until harvest; then at harvest time I will say to the harvesters, ‘First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles for burning; but gather the wheat into my barn.’" God truly exists, and He does allow evil to grow among us; however the time of judgment is coming.

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