A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Saturday 24 September

Zech 2:5-9, 14-15, Cant Jeremiah, Luke 9:43-45

The Right to Choose

Our freedom to choose between good and evil is God’s greatest gift to us. It separates us from all other life forms. It makes us “in his image and likeness”. By bestowing this gift God abrogated the power to control our actions. There can be no more graphic demonstration of that than God’s permitting himself to “be delivered into the power of men” to be abused, tortured and to suffer the most excruciating of deaths. So, by allowing us to choose between good and evil, God therefore must permit evil and when people suffer as a result, God suffers with them.

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