An evil action begins with a thought, allowing our minds to dwell on lust, envy, hatred or revenge, which will lead to sin.
I'm going to be brave and try to tackle a heavy subject this week. There are some really terrible things that happen in the world and so people think, “If there is a God, why are all these horrible things happening?” People frequently ask why a God of love would allow suffering in this world. He actually created a perfect world but, being fallible humans, we rather messed this up! God didn’t create robotic people, who are just lifeless machines. He created free agents who can make real choices, just like He can. But by giving them true freedom, He risks the possibility that they might choose to reject Him.
The major cause of human suffering is the misuse of human freedom. One of the most precious attributes we have is our freedom. God cannot and will not take away our freedom when we use it against Him. He will not intervene to stop train accidents when someone has forgotten to change the points, or to stop the plane being blown up when airport security has allowed a suicide bomber on board. The hunger in the world is not due to the lack of food, as there is plenty of food for everybody, if only it was fairly distributed. No, it is due to selfishness, corruption and inefficiency in governments. At present, there are more than 30,000 children who die every day from preventable diseases because the rich countries simply do not care enough to help.
These things cannot be laid at God’s door – it is our fault as human beings.