We have to face the evil and wrong in our lives. If we don’t, it continues to dig unsettling, treacherous holes that make our ground uneven and soft and uncertain. We ignore it until we see something tangible, then we play whack-a-mole with it. But when we ignore it and just hit it when we see it or when it’s convenient, we make it duck into the shadows. And evil does a lot of harm in the shadows. It thrives and digs and reproduces and damages. It undermines us – no matter how right or good we believe we are. We can’t be in a solid, good place while we let a shaky, bad place take up residence beneath us.
Where we stand matters.
How we take care of where we stand matters.
What we do when we have problems matters.