Evil in itself cannot transform itself into good. But evil does, in countless ways, present fresh occasions for grace. Grace has the power to transform our experience even the experience of evil, and turn it into an effective means of doing good.
For grace to achieve this transformation within us, we need to be humble. This may mean letting go of our negative feelings and prejudices so that we make room for God’s grace to fill us.
Our pride blocks our ability to bring good out of evil. When we are not humble, rash judgments, prejudice, refusal to forgive, indifference to the good of others, grudges, fill us. They leave no room for the healing power of grace.