It can feel at times like God has rejected us. Such is the question in today’s first reading. The recent events of our lives, those violent acts that have made the news can cause the feeling of rejection. But how often are the evils in our world the result of human sin?
To be sure, in some way, all evil is the result of the fall from grace. All evil arises from sin, for God is only goodness. What humans need always to recall is the constant need for forgiveness and conversion. Every sin we commit contributes to the proliferation of evil in our world. So ask God for the grace of conversion.