How should we respond to arguments against the existence of God? The most common arguments I heard of are: 1) God knew everything we would do when He made us so there is no true free will. 2) There are many good people suffering and many unanswered prayers.
Fr. Francis' answer:
God’s gift of free will to humanity is absolute and necessary, because without freedom of choice, love is not possible. A person incapable of saying no is also incapable of saying yes. As wonderful this person may be, as kind and understanding he can be, it is not love. And without love, he is not a person...