A shadow is falling upon our world. A tide of evil threatens to engulf us all and it is rising nearly unchecked. Soon it will have engulfed us and we will be left surrounded by its horrors.
It sounds like a scene from a fantasy movie but it is not. What I described above is an accurate description of what is happening in the world today, and to not see it as such is to be in potentially fatal denial. Murder, rape, brutality, torture, perversions, lying and a plethora of other wrongs are now not just limited to individuals but are becoming hallmarks of governments, societies and cultures. Just as in the days of Noah, our world is increasingly being immersed in every sin imaginable to humanity, and let me tell you, humanity has one hell of an imagination.
So what do we do about it? Can we do anything about it anymore? Of course there’s something we can do.
We can resist.
We can and should stand up to this rising tide of darkness. I’m not talking about armed rebellion here, for that inevitably strays into the area of evil through bloodshed. I’m talking about each and every one of us standing up and letting our voices be heard as we cry out against the evils that threaten our world. I’m talking about each and every one one of us resisting the urges of evil that well up inside up all of us. In The Lord of the Rings Gandalf tells Frodo that great deeds are accomplished not by heroes, but by average people each doing their part. That is the kind of resistance I am talking about.
Each of us should start by resisting the tendency to do the evil, wrong things that lies inside every one of us. It’s the little things that all add up, like raindrops that become a pond, then a lake and finally an ocean. Every little lie, every time we cheat someone, every temptation to commit adultery, every sin that starts in our minds can be resisted before they become raindrops. Is it easy? No. Is it really what we should do? Yes. By resisting evil in the little ways we are both becoming better people and we are denying that sea of evil the raindrops that our sins would be.
We should also resist the big evils that threaten our world. Speak out against government corruption and arrogance. Raise your voice against the rising tide of tyranny that can erase the freedoms we grew up with. Speak out against all of the wrongs in our society, from the actions of the murderous kidnapper next door to the practices of perversions being shoved in our faces. Cry out against institutionalized murder and mayhem as practiced by the government in the name of security. Each voice raised against evils such as these eventually join together into a mighty shout such as was heard before the walls of Jericho in ancient times; the more voices that cry out the louder and more powerful that shout will be.
So do I believe that we can turn things around and start the ebbing of the tide of evil? Sadly, no. Things have passed the tipping pint where they could be reversed and all we can do now is try to ride things out as best as we can. Then why should we bother with resisting? Because so long as someone is resisting evil it will be as in the days of Lot when a city was spared judgement for the presence of a righteous man. So long as someone is still resisting evil all is not completely lost and there will be some hope for the future. And besides, by resisting we will become better people and will become strong enough to face the horrors ahead.
So resist evil as best as you can, my friends. Stand and be counted for the cause of justice and righteousness while you can. Be one of the average people doing your part. Resist the falling darkness before it swallows your soul and you become lost along with so many others.
Peace and blessings to you all, my friends.