It is up to us to know how to recognize it
September 2nd 2016
For as long as we are here on the earth, we will have to face every expression of evil. It is pointless to try and eradicate it; we will never succeed, and it is not up to us to do so. Our task is to be vigilant and to grow stronger. If there are bad people and evil spirits, it means the Creator allows them to exist, and we must accept that too. They have the right to try to harm us, and we have not only the right but the duty to protect ourselves from danger. If we do not protect ourselves, we become their victims, and we will only have ourselves to blame. You may say, ‘But if I put my trust in God, if I love him, he will protect me.’ No, if you cannot tell where evil might come from, even your love for God will not save you. God will say to you, ‘You love me? That’s all very well, but why do you want me to do all the work?’ Neither your love nor all your good qualities will keep you safe if you have not at least learned to open your eyes and recognize where danger is coming from.