"At the end of the day, good will triumph, even though, we at the time, can not see it." ~unknown
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Good over Evil
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
In my lifetime I've seen so many tragedies resulting from evil in this world. From the horrific events we all see in the news; to the very personal ones that have happened around me.
Back home in a town of 500, a young boy was shot for no reason by a neighbor, while visiting relatives with his brother. I remember how fearful I was to let my children out of my sight after that.
Years later while my sons were still in school, a favorite teacher was killed by her husband in a horrific tragedy that left their 3 children without both parents in the end. I shocking event for all the children in the school community.
A year or two later, a beloved friend and her son tragically killed by a drunk driver. The entire community mourned including my sons whom loved these 2 people like family. Heart wrenching and so hard to understand why or how these things can happen.
I remember my friend and her son's funeral service so vividly. The Pastor of our church talked about how God doesn't let bad things happen. That bad things happen because Evil/Satan is in the world and because God gave us free will, allowing some to choose evil or make bad decisions; such as driving drunk unfortunately.
I don't believe that God causes any of these tragedies to happen. That is free will or the evil in the world. What I believe is that God is there for us when those things happen; to comfort us and to bring people together. I also believe that he uses bad, even tragic situations to teach us lessons for the greater good. Lessons in love, compassion, appreciation, acceptance and even forgiveness. Which help us to see that there truly is more good in the world than bad. The evils of the world will not push me out of believing there is good in the world; or away from God.