God is the true source of good for us to aspire to be
THE news is saturated with the North Korean leader and his actions.
The word ‘evil’ has been used to describe him.
Few of us would disagree with that assessment.
But on what basis do we give that judgment?
Is it because he cares more for weaponry than for his suffering people?
Is it because he is so dishonest that he has convinced the North Korean people that America is the sole source of their misery?
Or is it because he shows so little compassion for his neighbour, Japan, that he can send a missile over their country?
How do we recognise evil? I suggest that we give a judgment about what is evil on the basis of what is the opposite – good.
But how do we know what is good?
I find it impossible to find another pure source of what is good outside of the person who is totally and completely good, God.
Greg Sheridan, writing for the Weekend Australian said, “Without God, human beings are no longer unique, universal and special in nature… without God there is no accountability”.
“Life is what you can get away with… and no ultimate price to pay,” he continued.
Not believing in God can have unintended but very serious consequences for people.