“It was in learning about St. Monica’s life that I understood that a Mommy Heart never shuts down, and that’s OK. Her concern for St. Augustine didn’t end when he turned 18. In fact, it didn’t end when he turned 29 and took off to Rome. Nor did it end after his conversion in his early 30s. She not only worried about him; she followed him from Tagaste to Rome, and on to Milan.”
It doesn’t make sense to say that God can’t be good because someone – or hundreds of someones – chose to do evil things. And it doesn’t make sense to say that we shouldn’t appreciate the good things in life because bad things exist.