It always saddens me when I see Christians in a docile, defensive position; just trying to hold on to what they’ve got, while they ride out the storm. I think this is especially true of Halloween tonight. Probably more than any other night, Christians across North America are turning their lights out and hunkering down inside. All the while, darkness literally covers our cities.
There’s an awesome quote from Edmund Burke, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is that good men do nothing”
Evil people do not wait around and ask for permission. Evil can be compelling and magnetic, and it moves forward with every inclination.
And the truth is that hunkered down, inward-focused, well-meaning, passive neutrality, will never overcome evil.