Evil! What is it?
A sin? Not likely. Just a name of something that happened hurting people; could be but doesn’t answer the question. Perhaps it is just an entity that portrays a dark image lurking in the shadows of the ugliness that awaits our weakest moment. Maybe there is something that will jump out at us in our most vulnerable moment to seduce us with temptation that will bury our faith.
One definition on-line states: as a noun; it is a profound immorality and wickedness, especially when regarded as a supernatural force. An example; “the world is stalked by relentless evil.” as an adjective; profoundly immoral and wicked. “His evil deeds.
From Webster: something that brings sorrow, trouble, or destruction the evils of poverty. The fact of suffering or wrongdoing.
The thought of a completion of anything that becomes a whole of the matter. Whether this represents an animated object, a living person, or a thought that is taken from an intellectual essence. Anything that can be compromised by the outside existence of another thing trying to enter or does.
Imagine for a moment that the very essence of a particular thing or as in God his complete being is the whole of his existence. The presence of a parasite looking like a hole attempts to enter God’s substance of omnipotence thus creating a hole within a whole who is God. It becomes a wholeness that is penetrated by a hole that attempts to disrupt or destroy the wholeness of holiness. Put another way, when anything that will make a hole in the deepest reality of a holy entity is the evil it will create within it a disruption and try to break down the very tenets that holiness is.
We live each moment reaching for God’s completeness which is holiness itself. The essence of this entity which will reach within that which is God’s completeness will not achieve its mission, since the Omnipotence which is God will become that rampart to guard against its attack.
That is evil in its most profound existence. Not a thought, not a sin, but an entity with an eye on entering and capturing the holiness we are endowed with.
Ralph B. Hathaway