A year ago, while I was researching final bits for my new TEA ON THE GREAT WALL I came across these notes written a few days after the Japanese butchery pf a member of my family, an event that caused us to get me out of China:
“I had learned about disease, poverty, war and death. I never knew about Evil until the Japanese occupation, and until my dear German friends became little Nazi monsters. How can one comprehend evil? How to fathom deliberate cruelty? I’ve learned that you have to be personally touched by evil to begin to understand that Evil exists. Evil IS. And it is contagious. Evil has marked generation after generation throughout history. Does this Evil, this apparent Schadenfreude—joy in the pain of others—go back to Adam and Eve? Is it all the fault of that snake? Evil is real but its opposite, Goodness, is also real. And, thank God, it too is contagious.”
No words to add. I pray for the strength of Goodness.