We tend to forget how bad “bad” is. The fallen angels at every level live and labor to destroy life, love, and truth. They work for death, hate, and lies. When we, in our own minds, see the struggles going on every day, extrapolation to the larger world beyond shows us that faithful angels are battling the fallen for the fate of nations and peoples.
The war is the same within as without. Many, who decry the evils in the world beyond them, are especially tempted to allow their own lives to be corrupted, usually in the name of some “greater good”.
Others are so focused on cleaning up their own minds and souls that they ignore the swarming evils beyond them.
Our first focus has to be on saving our own souls. The moment we become aware of any thought that distracts us from growing closer to The Loving Programmer, we should respond as immediately and seriously as if we sense some sign of fire in our home.