I have a new article up at NewEvangelizers.com.
“But deliver us from evil.”
I have never completely understood those who criticize the Catholic faith by pointing to all of the evil in the world. While the problem of pain is a key struggle that many of us have, Jesus never said that this world is free of evil.
In fact, Jesus entered this world filled with sin and darkness and took that evil upon Himself by dying on the cross. He is very aware of the evil in the world. All of us are all too aware of it as well, whether it is by seeing all the hatred and violence in the world or experiencing the worst that life has to offer firsthand.
And when this evil comes our way, we cry out for a deliverer: someone to raise us up out of the darkness.
And that is what we pray that Our Father will do.
There are two types of evil I would reference here: material and moral.
You can read the entire article here.