Where does the evil come from?


Father and Martyr Maximilian Kolbe


I can understand the argument of non-believers 

saying that if God existed He would not 

allow so much evil and suffering in the world. 

The fact that it is like that, is to their mind, evidence

that there is no God.

Because a God all powerful and all loving,

would have the capacity to put a stop to it all, 

and since He doesn't, well, He must not exist, and 

it is just a story that naive people cling to.


Their idea of God is maybe the old bearded man in the 

sky, or a power totally separated from us, something that

we believe only starts after death, like is the case with 



But in Christianity it starts here and now, it has to start

now, here, in time, in this low dimension of earth.


The evil, madness and corruption we see today, has 

been present in the world since the fall of Man from 



Evil is everywhere, it is around us, and it is inside 


We have a name for it; it is called sin. Out of our 

sinful nature comes sinful and evil acts, it is us, we 

humans, who create every evil in this world, it comes 

from inside us and manifests outwards, in the world.


But fortunately God is also everywhere, and also  

within us, so the battlefield is first and foremost 

an internal one, that is where we have to start in 

order to master ourselves, and stop being our own 


God did not create the human species full of faults 

and weaknesses, He created us perfect; in His own 

image and resemblance, and Man lived connected 

to, and according to, His Creator.


In all the different cultures of the world, there are 

proof that this golden age existed, in Christianity 

we refer to it as the Garden of Eden.


But Man broke away from the original state of grace 

that he was born with, and sin and evil infected his 

nature with all it's terrible consequences.


He lost consciousness, he fell spiritually asleep, he 

found himself cut off from the Source of Life, from 

Divine Light.


But God did not give up on us, He sent His Only Son 

Jesus Christ, so that we could be reconciled again, and 

Jesus taught us and showed us how, what we have to do

Number one: we have to Believe, we have to have Faith.

But it is not enough to believe, because we are not 

protestants, we have to work, we have to do

We have to love others, help others, even to go as far as 

being willing to give up our lives for others, and we have 

to examine our conscience every day, see ourselves as 

we really are, without illusions, and we have to confess 

what we find inside ourselves that we know is bad, to a 

priest, in Confession. 

It is uncomfortable, but real progress is 

based on hard work, there are no easy ways.


"Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and 

broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter 

through it."

Matthew 7:13


Then Jesus told us, and showed us, that we have to pick up 

our cross and carry it, if we want to follow Him.


Accepting whatever hardship that comes our way, not 

revolting against it, not resisting it, not running away 

from it. Be fully present with it.

It is a lot harder than it might sound like, but this is what 

is asked of us.

Our human nature will always be looking for a quick fix 

or instant rewards for any sacrifice, but the reward here 

is of a supernatural nature; divine life.


Jesus Christ was fully GOD and fully HUMAN.

God became Man so that Man could become 

(more like) God; Holy.

Because the spark of the divine is in each one of us.

But those who deny this, those who believe that this 

earthly life is all there is, who mocks and hates Jesus, 

who deny the existence of God, are still killing Him, 

today, as they did 2023 years ago. 


"I and the Father are one.”

Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone 

him, but Jesus said to them,  “I have shown you many 

good works from the Father. For which of these do you 

stone me?”

 “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they 

replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, 

claim to be God.”

 John 10:30-33



"Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. 

No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had 

known Me, you would know My Father as well. From now 

on you do know Him and have seen Him.” Philip said to 

Him,“Lord, show us the Father, and that will be enough for 


Jesus replied, “Philip, I have been with you all this time, 

and still you do not know Me? Anyone who has seen Me 

has seen the Father. 

How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Do you not believe 

that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me? The words 

I say to you, I do not speak on My own. Instead, it is the 

Father dwelling in Me, performing His works. Believe Me 

that I am in the Father and the Father is in Me—or at least 

believe on account of the works themselves."

John 14: 6-14


Before Our Lord ascended into Heaven, He promised his 

apostles that He would send them The Holy Spirit which 

would give them power, we celebrate that at Whitsun. A 

baptized person who receives the Sacrament of  

Confirmation, receives the Holy Spirit.


Our God is Three Persons of the One and same Substance, 

all three The One and same God, equal in power; 

God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit; 

The Blessed Trinity.


"Is there any likeness to the Blessed Trinity in your soul?

"There is this likeness to Blessed Trinity in my soul: that 

as in One God there are 3 Persons, so in my one soul there 

are 3 powers. 

Article 29, the Penny Catechism


"Which are the 3 powers of your soul? 

The 3 powers of my soul are my memory, my understanding 

and my will." 

Article 30, the Penny Catechism.


Us Catholics have the complete family unit, corresponding to    


the earthly model.


We have God the Father; the Ultimate Power and Authority,

We have a Mother of our souls; The Virgin Mary, being the 

Mother of Jesus, is The Mother of God, she is called 

"the new Eve".

Eve made humanity fall, Mary helps to lift us up, by 

going through her, she intercedes and pleads on our behalf.

We have Jesus, our Brother. 

Jesus is called "the new Adam",  He has the power to restore 

us to full Life, if we believe and trust in Him.

The Catholic Church has produced at least 10.000 Saints and 

well over 14 000 martyrs that we know of; men, women and  

children too, who preferred to be killed, in the most horrendous 

ways, rather than to renounce Christ. 


Margaret Clitherow, for example, born Margaret Middleton in 

1556, in York, England, was a convert to the Roman Catholic 


From a respected family, she married a wealthy man. 

Completely without fear, she helped to hide Catholic priests 

during the period when Catholicism was illegal, and she was 

put to death while pregnant with her 4th child, by being 

crushed to death. 

They attached a sharp stone on her back, they laid her on 

the ground, they put the door of her own house on top of her, 

they loaded it with heavy rocks, thus pressing and crushing 

her body into the sharp stone under her back.


There is Maximilian Kolbe, the Polish priest who was sent 

to Auschwitz in 1941 for having published anti nazi material. 

When a prisoner escaped from the camp, in order to deter 

other escape attempts, the Chief in command decided to pick 

out 10 prisoners and put them in an underground bunker

to be starved to death.

When one of the men who was picked, cried out: "my wife, 

my children!!" Maximilian Kolbe stepped forward and 

volunteered to take his place. 

After 2 weeks without food and water, 6 of them were dead, 

but Kolbe and the three others were still alive, they were then 

given lethal injections, because the guards wanted the bunker 


 So what IS that, which gives a human being such strength?







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