I live in a smallish town. The gas station I frequent now and then has made the national news. A young woman who was working the late shift has gone missing. It happened during the last hour the station was open. Her purse and car keys were found inside. It’s been a few months now. No leads as to her whereabouts. Posters are up everywhere showing her face and the face of the man who is a “person of interest”. Which brings me to this post.
Evil exists. Has since time began. I won’t try to prove whether evil exists or not. Look around you. You already know it does. It doesn’t need to be understood or explained but it needs to be acknowledged.
Evil acts are evil acts done by evil people. Pure and simple.
Whatever has happened to Jessica (her real name), evil was behind it. I don’t particularly care about the details of the perpetrators life. How he was an abused child. How his teachers didn’t help him. How he was picked on in school. This can be said about a lot people that don’t end up being rapists, murderers, child molesters.
Why evil takes over some people, I’m sure I don’t know. But it does. Evil has to begin somewhere. Is it the result of genes, environment, brain cells gone awry? Is it spiritual? Is there a real entity that invades people’s souls? Certainly a blog is not the place to tackle such a huge subject, not for this woman anyway.
But to me, recognizing that evil exists and in resides in humans is a place to begin. It keeps me be a little more alert to the man who might offer to “help” me in some way. It keeps me from grocery shopping at night. It prompts me to keep my doors locked.
I don’t believe in living in fear but I also believe in being aware of my surroundings.