God is the true source of good for us to as­pire to be

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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.

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