I believe in Evil.
I believe in Good.
I believe in demons.
I believe in saints.
I believe in a power that can be used for either good or evil.
James and John were given the nickname ‘Sons of Thunder’ by Jesus. There are multiple possible explanations for this nickname but the one I believe is… that they actually could control thunder and lightning. Consider the road trip (Luke 9: 51-56) through a Samaritan village that Jesus, James and John took.
When they were shown the road out of town rather than hospitality James and John wanted to call down fire from heaven. Jesus didn’t laugh at their request but he did remind them what side they played on. Jesus and his chosen twelve were on the side of life and love not vengeance and destruction
We all are faced with the same choices that Jesus, James and John were throughout their lives. If we choose wisely we end up on the side of the saints. If we choose poorly we end up with the demons. Your choices may or may not create your next life. They certainly create this life. Your choices will place you on the side of the saints or the demons.
Your choices will create a better world… or a worse world… for all of us.
I hope you make it a better world!