Monday, March 01, 2010

Why Bad Things Happen

Today's Gospel (St. Luke 13:1-5) provides us with Jesus' definitive answer to the question so many ask so often: why do bad things, disasters, horrors, sorrows happen? Why does God permit them? Are the people to whom they happen worse sinners? Jesus answers: no. But, he continues, unless you repent you shall likewise perish. So the tragedies of a fallen world are signposts from God that it is a fallen world, and we its fallen citizens. So we must all repent, to avoid an eternal plague. Today's sermon is here.

5 comments:

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Why does God let that "eternal plague" happen?

Brian P Westgate said...

This came with perfect timing, Father, since this is the Gospel that those of us using the 3-year pericope will have on Sunday (along with the next 3 verses). Thanks!

Fr BFE said...

You tell me.

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

Thanks, but it's your sermon. I just thought, given the title, you might like to include the Ultimate Bad Thing.

Fr BFE said...

Well, yes, that's the eternal plague.