All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. (Edmund Burke, 18th century Irish statesman and author)
Evil raises its ugly head far too frequently in modern society. Whether it is drug abuse, civil uprisings, or crime, we see it all too often in the headlines and in our local communities. Unless it affects us directly, we usually avoid thinking about it. As Burke suggests, however, unless we take an active role to overcome it, we will be subject to the spreading of evil locally and globally.
Evil people will bow before good people; the wicked will bow at the gates of the godly. … Don’t fret because of evildoers; don’t envy the wicked. (Proverbs 14:19; 24:19)