Dispelling the Gloom of Evil with Good Deeds

At church this morning, the liturgy described God as one who “dispels the gloom of evil with deeds that are good.”  In my opinion, God sometimes does this himself, though many of us (including myself) wish he’d do so more often.  And God also does so through people, who are his hands and feet.  But whether there’s a God or not, good deeds can dispel the gloom of evil.  Or at least good can balance out evil, or help people who are the victims of evil.

About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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