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Goodness, Evil, and The Gift of Delight | Physically Spiritual 114

This episode of Physically Spiritual explores Goodness, the problem of evil, how God delights in us, and that knowing our goodness from God enables us to be fully alive.

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0:25 Introduction

2:30 2 Errors About Goodness

5:30 God Gives Goodness

8:45 The Problem of Evil

12:45 Conquer Evil With Good

15:45 Becoming Children of Light

24:00 The Power of Experiencing My Goodness


Macronutrients of the Soul 3 of 4

“God looked at everything he had made, and found it very good.” Genesis 1: 31 -

“The glory of God consists in the realization of this manifestation and communication of his goodness, for which the world was created. God made us "to be his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace", for "the glory of God is man fully alive;” Catechism of the Catholic Church, 294 -

“Because creation comes forth from God's goodness, it shares in that goodness - "And God saw that it was good. . . very good"- for God willed creation as a gift addressed to man, an inheritance destined for and entrusted to him. On many occasions the Church has had to defend the goodness of creation, including that of the physical world.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, 299 -

“God is the sovereign master of his plan. But to carry it out he also makes use of his creatures' co-operation. This use is not a sign of weakness, but rather a token of almighty God's greatness and goodness. For God grants his creatures not only their existence, but also the dignity of acting on their own, of being causes and principles for each other, and thus of co-operating in the accomplishment of his plan.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, 306 -

“The great interest accorded to these studies is strongly stimulated by a question of another order, which goes beyond the proper domain of the natural sciences. It is not only a question of knowing when and how the universe arose physically, or when man appeared, but rather of discovering the meaning of such an origin: is the universe governed by chance, blind fate, anonymous necessity, or by a transcendent, intelligent and good Being called "God"? And if the world does come from God's wisdom and goodness, why is there evil? Where does it come from? Who is responsible for it? Is there any liberation from it?” Catechism of the Catholic Church, 284 -

“Do not be conquered by evil but conquer evil with good.” Romans 12: 21 -

“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth.” Ephesians 5: 8 - 9 -

“We know we are delightful because we have been delighted in. We can’t see ourselves except with a mirror, and the mirror that reflects our goodness is the face of others.”

“Nicodemus said to him, “How can a person once grown old be born again? Surely he cannot reenter his mother’s womb and be born again, can he?” Jesus answered, “Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit. What is born of flesh is flesh and what is born of spirit is spirit. Do not be amazed that I told you, ‘You must be born from above.’” John 3: 4-7 -

“The LORD bless you and keep you! The LORD let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace!” Numbers 6: 25 - 26 -

“The language of our parent’s bodies is meant to echo the words of God to creation, that we are very good.”

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