The Problem of Evil in Graham Greene’s The Hint of an Explanation
“Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.” ∼Matthew 6:34
Evil is an ever-present reality of our lives, but it is one with which we have difficulty reconciling ourselves. Why does evil happen to good people, or for that matter, why does evil happen at all? The problem of evil in the world—closely related to the equally difficult problem of free will—is one of the classic scandals when it comes to the Faith. How can anyone hold that there is a good, loving, and all-powerful God if evil also exists in the world? Why would not God just eradicate all evil?