In the Twinkling of an Eye…

Evil vs. Good…where does suffering come from? Did God create evil? If God is all good, then why does He allow evil to exist? I posted a comment on a blog that goes like this: “If I’m a droplet of water in the sea, that doesn’t make me the SEA.” Then a guy commented that the water droplet does not exist. There’s only the SEA. And he insisted that there’s no you nor me. There’s only God. Then he proceeded to the conclusion that you, I and everyone and all the universe and all that exist are God, and that we are God. I was in deep thought at what he said. I googled Albert Einstein about his cosmology spirituality which was in line with his idea. Then suddenly, a sense of knowing just came over me. The water droplet does not exist. It’s a negative, an absence of the sea. The sea is the positive, a presence. Evil is an absence of good, a denial of good, like darkness is the absence of light and cold is the absence of heat. The self is the wayward creature that denied God. The self, in a sense, in its wayward journey, is the absence of God. They are a contrariety that cannot go together like you cannot lump together a positive and a negative, an absence and a presence and conclude that both are the positive or the presence. Like you cannot say the darkness is the light, the cold is the heat, evil is the good, ugliness is the beauty. The absence cannot take the place of the presence nor the negative, of the positive. No, we cannot be God. Evil cannot be good. Until we cancel out the negatives by our change of mind that only the positive remains, evil, suffering, and darkness will persist. St. Paul said, “…Be transformed by the renewal of your mind.”  (Romans 12:2) Until we can say, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me,” evil will remain.

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