I teach no new wisdom. All that I say and write that is any good is simply my evolving understanding of what has been known for eons. Knowledge is indeed increasing, but wisdom has eternally been available to those who observe it.
Evil is a progressive disease. Everyone is terminally sick with it, and as a collective the nation, the West, and the world is sick. Some people and places do better than others, and the symptoms come slower and in lesser degrees. The West and the USA in particular are in hospice care, in a daze unaware that the hours leading to the end are already here.
Evil begins in small things, the way we think and feel. In our pride we leave our contentment and peace, and begin to believe we deserve more. In our hurt, we cut down others with gossip and slander, to make ourselves higher than they are. We commit “small” sins, and justify them because “good” will come out the results. Justification to day for small transgressions only prepares our hearts to justify horrors tomorrow.
Look at our people. Not long ago our appearance was wholesome, we were clean, in decent clothes, well groomed. Small acts of wickedness were looked down upon. Cursing, rudeness, and other forms of social foulness were kept in check. Look at our people. Go to any store and observe what you see. Foul clothing, foul mouths, and tatoos and piercing. So what you say? What sort of souls do such people have? Are they in general hearts pierced by the light of Jesus? No they dwell in darkness, their minds literally blinded and cannot see any light, for they have no good eye to see.
They curse, abuse, deceive, and do not care about others. They are an offensive civilization and they cause more evil to grow by fouling the soil of our society. Out of them come broken homes, abused children who become abusive adults, and worse yet to.
They do not care. This may be the worst accusation of our people. To sin is unfortunate indeed, but to not care shows a lack of love for God and neighbor. If no one cares then no one corrects. Correction is love, and so is justice. Correction shows that you care enough about someone to help them away from the path of destruction. Justice shows love to those victimized by evil. We have neither these days. Society tells Christians to be silent and speak not of Jesus, and no one cares. Everyone complains about how nothing ever gets fixed, but in truth it doesn’t get fixed because no one cares. We don’t care that Democrats and Republicans are about their side winning, and not the people, and no one cares. Kerry and Obama bashed Bush for the Iraq war, and then start wars of their own, but this time it is moral. We will be fooled, because no one cares. We complain about broken families, but dishonor marriage by making profane unions equal to the sacred union of a man and a wife joined as one flesh. No one cares, no one ever connects the dots. The “small” sin does indeed become the precursor for the “larger” sin. We cry out in fear for our children and ourselves due to violence, and try to take away the tools instead of seeking out the sources of violence. Hollywood wants to take your gun but glorifies violence everyday graphically. You can take away all weapons forever and the violence will remain. Did you know the Rwandan genocide was carried out with sticks and stones more or less? Fools say that there is no link to what people watch on TV and what they do. We are blind. We refuse to see. We are responsible.
You are a prime mover. You have a choice, and God has granted you the ability to make choices. Not all choices are equal in worth, and freedom without fear of God is a disaster. You affect everyone around you. You can choose to be destructive with your words, your appearance, and your actions. Most do this everyday, and that is why all the systems of the West are collapsing. What will replace it will be totalitarian in nature, and you will only have the choice of do or die then. When the money runs out, when all faith in the system fails, people will look for the dictator. It happens to every civilization that loses its way. Caesar didn’t take over because Rome was prosperous and strong. You are blessed for now to be the agonist in your environment. You can stand strong and have hope when others try to spread despair. True hope is based on Jesus, not on someone or something in this world. When angry people come by you, hold onto your joy. When others treat you in a despicable way, hold onto your love. Evil people love it when others act evil in retaliation. They feel justified, that their way is good. Jesus told us to repay evil with good for a reason, it is how you fight the war! When someone is depressed, cheer them up, when someone is doing wrong correct them with understanding. Remember your place and only judge in a righteous way. May those who read this be blessed in whatever way the Lord deems appropriate.