The righteous care about justice for the poor,
but the wicked have no such concern.
Proverbs 29:7

Many people blame God for all the evils that happen in this world. They question the presence of war, illness, tragedy, natural disasters, poverty and death. They argue that if God created all things, he also created evil as if evil was something created. Evil is simply the absence of good just as darkness is the absence of light. God created good and light. He did not create evil or darkness. Satan’s pride was what made the good move aside to leave room for wickedness. Later, through one man sin entered the world and from that moment everything was upset and all those evils for which many now blame God found place in creation and now they look unstoppable. They do not realize that evil ─the absence of good─ lies inherently in their nature and humanity as a whole is responsible for what happens in this world. If there is war it is because we give free rein to our natural passions and if poverty prevails it is because we do not to impose restrictions to the selfishness that characterizes us. And to make things worse, we have become insensitive to the suffering that subjugates most of the human race.

Let us help the helpless. We will not be able to eradicate world hunger and poverty but we will make life more tolerable for someone who happens to be a victim in this life. At the same time we will be imitating our Lord Jesus Christ who always showed incomparable compassion for the people who flocked to hear his words, to satisfy their hunger and to receive healing. We do not need to go far to find someone who needs our help and compassion. Let us give generously and share with others the many blessings we have received from God. To God alone be the glory!


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