What is a Christian to do about evil in the world? Some have said that there is nothing that can be done. We must accept evil in the world. Is that what Jesus wanted us to do?
What is the meaning of discipleship? Are we not supposed to be the hands, feet, eyes, ears, mouth of Christ, with Him as the Head of the Body? Is not the Great Commission meant for us to go out and make other disciples for Christ?
Billy Graham preached to thousands at one time, encouraging them to turn to Jesus. Mother Teresa's way was to help one person at a time, showing them the love of Christ. Each of us must find our own way to be Christ to the evil world. What is not acceptable to God is to be complacent and just accept the evil of this world.
What we are asked to do could be summed up in what is known as the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi:
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury,pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen