I talked about my favorite book the other day — the book Christy. Several of you said you loved it as well. A reader, Christie, who has been living in Melbourne, Australia the last few years and has been going through the reentry process, said that she loved it so much she memorized the last 10 lines of the book. Today, because this week has held so much awful and evil on the worldwide stage, I’m leaving you my favorite quote from Christie.
“Evil is real – and powerful. It has to be fought, not explained away, not fled. And God is against evil all the way. So each of us has to decide where WE stand, how we’re going to live our lives. We can try to persuade ourselves that evil doesn’t exist; live for ourselves and wink at evil. We can say that it isn’t so bad after all, maybe even try to call it fun by clothing it in silks and velvets. We can compromise with it, keep quiet about it and say it’s none of our business. Or we can work on God’s side, listen for His orders on strategy against the evil, no matter how horrible it is, and know that He can transform it.”
― Catherine Marshall, Christy
May you rest well this weekend.
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Thanks for the shout out. That’s a great quote from Catherine Marshall. All the best with your new book.
the problem of evil – Theodicy – God, all powerful, is not divided – if evil is separate from God then how can God be all powerful. Unpleasant to contemplate and yet we must. There is, in my view, a paradox – to affirm evil is to divide God into parts and yet God is One, undivided.
Thanks for passing this quote on. I am preparing a sermon on Psalm 37 for tomorrow and it fits right in with what I will talk about.
Will your book be in kindle format? Thanks.
Angie- hopefully in October:)
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