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From evil comes good. Hearing and reading this phrase is dull, unbelievable. We all know that evil is evil and no good can ever come from it.
We have seen that much good does come from evil in this strange April of 2013. We saw how strangers from thousands of miles away pitched in to help firefighters, police and rescue squads at the site of the Boston marathon. People from all around Texas poured into the town of West when a plant exploded and levelled much of the town. The good in the hearts of men and women immediately went into action.
The last time you saw somebody to stop to help another was the last time you saw the mystery of goodness in action. Another person may have done you a kindness or you may have done it for another. What you experienced was grace in action.
Life offers us many mysteries because it is a mystery itself. I often wonder about the spiritual lives of people who claim not to see God and the angels. Their lives are as much a mystery to me as mine is to them.
I see how the angels whispered in peoples’ ears in times of stress and uncertainty. Even two weeks out from the Boston Marathon we are afraid that there will be more bombings, more murders. There will be, but there will be more good before then and even greater good after.
After church today a friend reached across some people to say hello. We have known each other since I moved here six years ago. Her husband and I were good friends, but he no longer knows me. He is far more physically vigorous than most men in their middle eighties, but Alzheimer’s disease has robbed him of his memory and many of his mental abilities. He was once a brilliant scholar and teacher. Even as he walks through life with vacant eyes his wife continues to care for him. They are both examples of the mystery of grace in our lives.
We live in the middle of miracles.