A Brush with Evil

With warm gratitude to Bellator Dei for the graphic.

Not so long ago, I shook a man’s hand. He was a man I barely knew.

All looked ordinary, “normal” with him. I would never have guessed that something was seriously amiss.

Yesterday I learned that he had stabbed his partner to death. And then he took the knife to himself. They both had children and grandchildren who discovered the bloody scene.

All of this happened in a rural setting, where not so long ago, such things were unimaginable.

Behind the facade of so-called normality, lurked hell.

A hell on Earth, with demons I cannot begin to imagine …

To speak of demons these days, is often to think of pathological, psychological complexes.

In our materialistic worldview, we are unlikely to think of this killer, beset with real demons: autonomous entities of evil which perhaps attacked a soul in torment and misery for year upon year upon year.

The medieval world saw more clearly than us in this regard.

I was not intending to write so soon.

As I said before here, I want to take a little breather.

But the news of yesterday got the better of my intentions.

I see evil, hell on Earth thriving in a materialistic worldview that little understands how to deal with it …

Things like this lead me ever more to ponder on the crying need for the world to understand Supernatural Mystery and the need for Supernatural Grace through the Church.

What more can I say of this horror? May God have mercy, may God have mercy …

And maybe: “Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of your mercy.”

Yes after this post, I will be taking a certain breather.

As I said, four long posts have recently gone up, all of which speak very much to the CORE of this website.

As I said last time, these are first the Ripley review and then the book review of Bougaud. Then, this the last extensive blog entry and finally a long extract from my book which has now gone up here in the Articles.

Again after all of this, your comments would be most appreciated.

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These books can also be found in our Amazon UK store here, as well as in in our Reviews (links to each review below advertisement).



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Book Review: The Portal of Hope
Book Review: Meditations on the Tarot
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