The Balance Between Good and Evil

flower1At one time or another in our lives we all question why bad things happen in the world. Through my theological studies, this subject has been brought up again and again. Why did this child have to get ill? Why do our loved ones have to suffer? Why do we feel so much pain in our hearts when someone hurts us?

I was at Sumits Yoga today and I began to get emotional thinking about the very question of why is life is so hard. At that very moment, the instructor touched my feet and gently rubbed them. This loving, tender, and compassionate act instantly gave me clarity on the subject. What if God gives us pain, so that we may provide comfort, empathy, and choose to deeply love one another? As humans, would we really reach out and touch one another if we did not feel pain? Are we “hard wired” for compassion?

Does the pain we feel as humans bind us together? Does it make us reach out and want to help, touch, and heal?

I recently lost a nephew. Trent was a strong, big man that had a huge capacity for love. He reached out to those in need and made a lot of people feel special. The pain of his death brought our family even closer. At his service, I witnessed so much empathy and a great deal of tenderness. As a family we love a little bit more now. We look into others eyes a little longer each day. The sacrifice of his life gave us the capacity to be more compassionate, to be more giving, and love each other more.

If bad things never happened, would we become sterile to our own feelings and to others feelings? It is evident that we did not flourish in the garden that God made us. is our human nature crave the balance of good and evil?

I invite you to close the gap and love even when you do not witness sadness. I invite you to reach out and bring your goodness before it is needed or requested. Maybe God will see this as a sign that we are changing our hearts. Maybe these acts will remove one bad thing from happening today to someone we do not even know. Maybe our acts will stir movement across the universe to balance out good and evil within the world.

My peace and love to you all,

For God loved the world so, He gave his only begotten son (John 3:16).




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