I was watching Criminal Minds the other day. After searching for an unknown subject that had been killing for 10 years, one of the agents made this statement: “The entire time I’ve been with the BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit) working almost non-stop, having no real life, these brothers have been out here killing 89 people and we didn’t even know about it … How many others are out there hunting and killing. The thing is no matter what we do, no matter how hard we work, no matter how good we are at what we do, this is never going to end.”
If you’ve attempted to help others or simply do good yourself for very long, you know that it can become tiring. You try and help those who are financially struggling, but see even more people who are down and out. You attempt to rescue those bound by addiction, yet you see an endless line of those chained to their passions. You want to save those who are depressed, abused and suffering, but find yourself sinking into deep depression thinking of the many you cannot rescue. It can become quite disheartening. The fact is that “no matter what you do, how hard you work and no matter how good you are at what you do,” evil and suffering are never going to end. Until Christ returns, they will always be around.