8. Moral evil
1. Moral evil
Man has committed and commits a lot of evil works: robbing, killing, disobeying, speaking badly of others, missing Mass on Sundays and others.
God is not the cause of these evils or sins and rejects them. But God permits all of that because gave men freedom and respects everything they do. Freedom comes from God, but its abuse comes from man.
God calls all men to get them to heaven. But men have to respond voluntarily and freely with good works. God does not want machines, leaded by an irresistible strength. Then their works would not have merit and they would not gain Heaven.
MARY: Watching the TV we are aware of many bad things which are committed by men. So I wonder: Could not God prevent all that?
JOHN: Of course not. God has made men free and so they can do the good or the evil.
MARY: Would not be better that God took off freedom to men?
JOHN: Neither. If men were a machine without freedom they would not have any merit to go to Heaven. But God wants men to serve Him voluntarily and freely to be able to save themselves.