Sunday, February 20, 2011
Love and Evil
If God created man for His glory and gave man no choice but to serve Him with the attitude, "You're going to serve me and you better love me too...cause you're stuck with it," that would be good love. However, if He made man with the ability to choose right or wrong and who could choose to love Him or not and yet still love man, that's better love. The best love, is the when God made man, with the ability to choose good or evil, and man choosing to evil and choosing to reject God, and yet still loving him nonetheless. That's the best love. Dr. Larry Crabb, in his book, Connecting, describes more the loving relationship that God has for mankind. Crabb describes how God desires to connect with man and help us become more like Christ. He goes on to explain the healing that deep connection with God and with man can bring about in an individuals life and how counseling can help with these connections.
I appreciated, Dr. Corsini's answer to the question, and how he focused on God's unconditional love. It's challenged me to look at life a little differently, trying to view things in light of God's love rather than in light of all the tragedies that occur in life. Although, I still struggle with my own sin and it's negative consequences, it is encouraging to recognize God's unending, unconditional love. I think we could all stand to dwell on that concept.