Fr. Rolando V. De La Rosa, OP

Do you sometimes feel God is unfair?

Many people harbor the feeling that God does not love them. In fact, they perceive Him as unjust because of unanswered prayers, prolonged periods of suffering, or the occurrence of tragic events in their lives. Frequently, they find themselves questioning why a benevolent and omnipotent God would permit them to endure unwanted hardships.

It is difficult to forgive when you are deeply hurt

Today's Gospel reading tells about the punishment imposed on the unforgiving servant (Matthew 18:21-35). Is it always wrong not to forgive?

Should we judge and correct others?

People generally dislike being criticized or corrected. They often respond defensively saying, “Who are you to pass judgment on me?” They may even cite the biblical passage, “Judge not that you may not be judged” (Matthew 7:1).

Are we naturally selfish?

Developmental psychologists assert that babies are inherently selfish, impulsive, and fixated on their needs. They scream their displeasure when they do not get what they want. Displaying an intense sense of entitlement, they expect to receive love and care without feeling any need to reciprocate these.

Is your God a mental fabrication?

Our world is vibrant with colors during the day, yet according to neuroscientists, the world is inherently colorless. Our perception of color is caused by specialized cells in our eyes' retina that are sensitive to three different wavelengths of light. These cells send intricate signals to the brain that processes them to yield what we identify as "color." Thus, the rich spectrum of a rainbow can be considered a mere optical illusion.