Why Should God Care About Your Problems?

Few obstacles keep people away from belief in God like the problem of evil. How can we claim that God is love when every day there are people dying in terrible accidents, children being abused, and every other kind of suffering imaginable?

To top it off, Christians have the audacity to ask God for help with the most trivial things—like finding their car keys or doing well in a job interview. Why would God care about your pathetic issues when there are kids dying somewhere else in the world?

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Touched by Light

"For in him we live and move and have our being."
— Acts 17:28

A rainbow is a curious thing... it is the light we take for granted fragmented into a spectrum of dazzling colours, a familiar yet ever enchanting display.

I was contemplating this during the long drive to my parents’ farm this Easter when it occurred to me that one could propose an intriguing analogy for God by looking at a prism.

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The False Humility of Atheism

The other month I came across this pithy animated video, titled Optimistic Nihilism. I have thought about it frequently ever since. Having been raised Catholic, with the prospect of a heavenly eternity a completely normal thing to think about and sainthood a driving force in my day-to-day decisions, it deeply disturbed me to realize that there are people who not only reject the idea of our immortal souls (I knew that already) but who willingly reject even the idea of a life with purpose.

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Breathed Into Being

"If I'm still here, then God still loves me."

This is probably my favourite line from Fr. Clair Watrin, a dear friend and wonderful priest. Within this simple phrase is great theological depth—a depth that has captivated me these last few months.

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