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Poem – what is evil?

How interesting that the Hebrew word for demon

Is related to the word for fallow land
שדה בור

And battlefield, and minefield
And related to looted, robbed

Evil is not using resources properly,
potential fruitfulness wasted,
through human means. It isn’t an accident.
It is
intentional or unintentional
mis-use of a gift from God.

wasting your life
has the same result
as intentionally wasting it.
Not choosing
to be mindful,
to be a good steward
is to choose evil,
to allow it in.
There is no excuse for passivity.

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