Monday, March 8, 2010

Monday, Lent Wk 3: "no prophet is accepted in his own native place"

When the people in the synagogue heard this,
they were all filled with fury.

In time we can discover that God in his almighty providence can bring a good from the consequences of an evil, even a moral evil, caused by his creatures: "It was not you", said Joseph to his brothers, "who sent me here, but God. . . You meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive." From the greatest moral evil ever committed - the rejection and murder of God's only Son, caused by the sins of all men - God, by his grace that "abounded all the more", brought the greatest of goods: the glorification of Christ and our redemption. But for all that, evil never becomes a good.

-- CCC 312
Saint John of God, pray for us.

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