Sin. It’s ugly.
Actually, that’s not completely true. A lot of sin is not ugly. It’s enticing. It’s fun. Sin itself can be downright attractive because the devil is a deceiver.
The results of sin, however, are ugly, and this world can be a whole mess of ugly. Why? That’s a question both the faithful and the faithless repeatedly ask. Why? God is good. God is love. God is beauty. Why is the world so ugly?
The simple answer is because sin is in our world.
Even with that to-the-point answer, do you still question why? I do. I struggle often with this dilemma. I don’t dare try to explain or delve into the deep theology of sin and why bad things happen when God is good; I can’t completely answer the why. But I have a good idea about the how. How do we navigate this ugly world without giving in to despair?
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