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Friday 5 February

St Agatha

Ecclesiasticus 47:2-11, Ps.18, Mark 6:14-29

The Question

The story of John the Baptist’s murder raises the frequently asked question: why does God allow bad things happen to good people and why does he allow evil to so often triumph over good? I wonder whether God’s answer may be another question: “Why do you think I allowed the very worst things possible to be done to the very best person who ever lived?”

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