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"God has spent thousands of years showing the world time and again how he brings the greatest good from the greatest evil. The Crucifixion was the most horrific sin mankind ever committed against God. Yet it brought the greatest good: our salvation."Using realistic examples from Scripture, the saints, and the sacraments, Hahn shows us how to re-set our spiritual compass to our true north: the redemptive and empowering act of hope that transforms our ills.
We’ve all been victims of pain, hurts, other peoples sins, and our own. And yes, we are victims of evil.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC) calls it “the scandal of evil” since it derails the providence of God that we are meant to know. In fact CCC 309 boldly states:
There is not a single aspect of the Christian message that is not in part an answer to the question of evil.
A few passages in the Catechism bring me great comfort in regard to evil and the reality of the devil in our world. Oh, by the way, the Catechism reminds us that the devil exists too. (Though his marketing campaign would have us believe otherwise.)
Maybe the greatest threat to the church
is not heresy, not dissent, not secularism,
not even moral relativism,
but this sanitized, feel-good, boutique,
that makes no demands, calls for no sacrifice,
asks for no conversion, entails no battle against sin,
but only soothes and affirms.