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Bringing Good out of Evil

First appeared on 01/31/2014. Insights is also available to members via email delivery.

Sometimes the news demonstrates God's astonishing ability to bring good out of evil. For example, reports suggest that Syrian refugees are turning to Christianity in large numbers.

In another case, a Catholic adoption agency in Scotland has been allowed, on review, to retain its charitable status despite its refusal to serve same-sex couples. It is way too soon to speculate on how long this will endure, of course.

Then there is the fascinating news of seemingly obvious diabolical activity followed by a successful exorcism in Indiana. Still, such stories present their own problems. See Phil Lawler's latest On the News essay, Challenge for a religious journalist: how to handle a report about exorcism.

God bringing good out of evil should not surprise us, since that is the story of our own spiritual lives. I'm continuing to seek ways to help with such transitions, which all of us face daily both in what we do and, perhaps more often, in what we fail to do. For now, see this reflection: Who Is the Enemy? A Growing Emphasis on Changing Ourselves.... [more content for subscribers]

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