" . . . And Judah is unruly against God, even against the faithful Holy One" (Hosea 11:12)
An air of astonished incredulity hangs over this prophetic exclamation. Evil is a mysterious absurdity. For human life to defy its maker is a futile undertaking. Furthermore, evil is extreme ingratitude because it opposes him who is our friend; whose devotion to our welfare is complete and never-ending.