Primitive religion is not believed, it is danced!

Arthur Darby Nock

Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God;
And only he who sees takes off his shoes;
The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Browning

Sunday, July 8, 2018

overcoming evil

“No matter how hard Evil tries, it can never quite match up to the power of Good, because Evil is ultimately self-destructive. Evil may set out to corrupt others, but in the process corrupts itself.”
                                              John Connolly, The Infernals

Evil is evil
And by its very nature is destructive

Evil feeds on others, yes
But it also feeds on itself
Gnawing and chewing

Eventually evil implodes

We who would fight evil should remember
How tempting it is to draw close to evil
To fight fire with fire
Evil with evil
Hate with hate
Rejection with rejection

How easy it is to believe that we are fighting evil
When we are simply becoming evil
Slipping without notice
From being victims
To becoming active accomplices

This is why Jesus, fighting the evil forces
Of power lust
And greed

This is why we are admonished
To refuse to overcome evil with evil
But to overcome evil with good

It is not a lesson, we
When faced with evil find easy to learn
It is not a lesson we want to learn

But if we go deep, and ask our hearts
If we go deep and commune with the present Sacred
We will know the right

And we have the power to choose between good and evil
Let us choose good
and know that our choice has made a difference...

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