God’s Goodness and the Permission of Evil

By |2023-10-30T19:07:48+00:00October 3rd, 2023|Theology|

The average amount of time someone spends reading my blog is about 90 seconds at one sitting, according to the WordPress stats.  So, if you only have 90 seconds, please read the three paragraphs Compendium of Theology by St. Thomas Aquinas below, as it's some of his most beautiful theology I have ever read. Then, if you have time, read my commentary in orange. God’s permission of evil in the things governed by Him is not inconsistent with the divine goodness. For, in the first place, the function of Providence is not to destroy but to save the nature of the beings governed. The perfection of the universe requires the existence of some beings [...]