A famous quotation of Albert Einstein says: “The world is too dangerous to live in-not because of the people who do evil, but because of the people who sit and let it happen.” I think you’ll agree there is plenty of evil in the world for all of us. Pick a topic, a country, a people, and you will find evil.
But the important question is, if we agree there is evil, what can we do about it? Is God calling you to prevent evil, to be a light in a dark world, to be salt to preserve truth?
Everyday horrific events occur around the world. When tragedy strikes, we turn to God for strength, understanding and hope. I know personally how hard it seems so as not to allow the darkness of this world, however evil and sinister it may be, to stop me from seeing the God’s light, goodness and mercy, in the world. Far beyond the evil, there remains hope. Hope for those who are in critical condition, who need healing and consolation, who want peace, but also for those who want revenge and retaliation.
Are you being called to prevent evil? What hope are you being asked to provide — to the hurting, hungry, haggard, homeless – to the abused and angry amongst us? There’s much work to do and the time to respond to a calling is now.
James 4:17 “Whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.”