Everyone has their demons. Some come out all the time and some only come out when they are fed alcohol. I have the question, are humans basically good with evil intentions or are they evil with good intentions? No one can really answer this question. Many times in my life i feel that i am both good and evil. It depends on the situation.
Those who know me know that i am a devout Catholic. I am not as my Brother says, a sheeple, but i am educated in my Faith. I have researched a lot, read a lot, and have read some of the early writings of the Fathers of Catholicism. I do not accept on blind faith. I have researched the writing of the bible and the starting of religion as it relates to Christianity.
After all this digging, reading and researching, the answer to my question is best answered by an Indian Chief talking to a young Brave. The story goes something like this:
An elderly Cherokee Native American was teaching his grandchildren about life. He said to them " A fight is going on inside me. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One wolf is evil - he is fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, competition, superiority and ego."
"The other is good - he is joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith. This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every person, too"
They thought about this for a minute, and then the young brave asked his grandfather, " Which wolf will win?"
The old Cherokee replied " The one you feed"
This story simplifies everything for me. All you have to do is feed the good wolf. Pray, be nice, listen, smile, help, all these little words can greatly improve your life if you apply them.
We feed our wolves every day. Make a conscious effort to feed the good wolf.