Monday, August 24, 2009

Man’s Justice: God’s Will vs. Our Will

I had a dream early this morning that has me thinking about many things, but especially about good vs. evil, and how it seems a lot of people get away with stuff, even when by all accounts, they shouldn’t. Our Catholic Catechism teaches that everything comes from love and God’s will triumphs over all. How are we to respond to this faith that requires so much from us?

As much as we stand up for truth and justice, we also are tempted to sin when doing so. Isn’t that what happened when they crucified the blasphemer, none other than Christ, our Savior? At what point do we accept our own inability to love as we are loved? Do we need proof that our actions bring about the change we try to create by them? Or do we accept the will of God, even if it doesn’t agree with our own? And if God’s will is different from ours, how do we respond?