16 Feb Everyone’s In. Love Always Wins.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
– Edmund Burke
I love writing. Always have. Next to reading, writing has been something I have loved dearly. Poems, stories, papers, small novellas, you name it, I’ve tried to write it.
Then comes the EVIL we’ve so ignorantly tried to ignore…and my heart begins to burn itself up from the inside out. My hand shakes in the thought of attempting to grasp what thoughts race through my head.
Evil has come. Evil is here. The horrible truth is that it’s been here for far too long. I can truthfully tell you that I have burnt time on YouTube just to get away the thoughts of articles and books I’ve read. That I’ve turned on music and closed my eyes just to rid the atrocities we can easily witness with the click of a button.
Suddenly, my heart burns with passion that itches. Not because of some bull crap nobility but because humans have a right. The right to live. This right is given to all of us. It does not skip certain people based on your color, cultural heritage, or background.
My fingers twitch with energy that doesn’t come often. Still my brain struggles to accept what to write. This could turn into a preaching blog post so quick I wouldn’t even be able to utter the words “stop it.”
This is evil. It is. Religion or not. Color or not. Heritage or not. This is utter evil what is happening.
“It is not our part to master all the tides of the world, but to do what is in us for the succour of those years wherein we are set, uprooting the evil in the fields that we know, so that those who live after may have clean earth to till. What weather they shall have is not ours to rule.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien
When young girls leap from the walls of Mount Sinjar to escape the torment of having been systematically raped and abused, will we open our eyes?
When relatives are calling to family only to have a fighter answer and respond by graphically explaining how they will be receiving the head of their loved one.
When I can sit back and cautiously want to ignore the headlines finally gracing CNN. “ISIS holds 220 Christians Hostage”.
This is not a situation where we can pick up a gun, buy a plane ticket, and show up.
We sit idly by in the name of political correctness and let the power games of small men play more than the Super Bowl.
This is a situation where love has a chance to reign…and it will.
Sitting here in a Palm Beach Starbucks with tear stained eyes is something I can’t hide. People keep looking at me and I wish with every fiber of my being I could stand and scream from the top of this table “I HAVE FAILED!”
I have failed.
“In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
There are times where I feel like a buffoon. I can admit that I weep a lot. Not a normal emotion I like to admit but I do. It’s hard for me not to feel the suffering I see around me. It becomes a daily reminder to remember that life is not just games, flowers, smiles, and laughs. This doesn’t mean that it changes my demeanor. No, in fact it means the opposite.
There is nothing wrong with loving life. There is nothing wrong with being happy. But we live in a time where it’s so easy to ignore the things that matter to dwell in the things that don’t. In a true informational age, it feels like the right info isn’t gaining a foothold.
But it will. I wish I could tell you when, where, or even how. I wish I had the prophetic dates and times
Evil has taken the field of battle yet again.
And it will not be there long.
Everyone’s In. Love Wins.
“Evil forges a tornado.
But goodness battles in a straight line.”
― Caris Roane
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