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On How to Respond to Distant Evils

Are we still responsible for the evils we perceive from a distance, and if so, how do we respond to what we cannot immediately, tangibly alter?

Now for the Christian, the answer is obvious: Prayer and fasting. The world is big, the distances are far, but God is one, and we all live in him. Thus there is no suffering we cannot respond to, no personal strife we cannot intercede for, no foreign war we cannot petition for peace.

—from the blog post The Difference Between a Hashtag and a Hail Mary by Marc Barnes who’s blog is called Bad Catholic


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