Chaos and Evil

In the aftermath of the shootings at Ft. Hood, there is, in this post by James Fallows, resignation. But there is wisdom in his thoughts, too.

Unless our world view recognizes the reality of chaos and evil, we will not ever come to grips with such things. These are awful events, made personally worse for me because I know someone who works at Ft. Hood, and I’ve not been able to get in touch with him.

There is a lot about the presence of chaos and evil in the world that I can ‘explain’ theologically, but which I nevertheless cannot really understand. But I see in the concrete reality of the resurrection of Jesus Christ an event and a truth that contains a promise of a world in which chaos and evil will be but a dim memory.

To that end we labor and pray and hope.

3 thoughts on “Chaos and Evil

  1. MagistraCarminum

    Praying for your neice and her husband. That was one of the first things that occurred to me when I heard about this yesterday. Going to read the Fallows article now.

  2. Randy Greenwald

    Chris,I'm sure that my niece and her now 'ex-' husband would appreciate your prayers, but neither are anywhere near Ft. Hood anymore. No, I'm referring to someone else!

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