An increasingly popular notion today is that there is no such thing as evil--and certainly not Evil personified. I think the idea that there is no such thing as evil, or the Evil One, can only be credibly entertained in this western society, at this time. We have virtually everything we could ever want at our fingertips. Most of us have roofs over our heads, food in our kitchens, cars in our driveways, hundreds of television channels in our living rooms, and an entire world at the click of a mouse. It is easy for us to come to the conclusion that evil does not exist, because most of us have not had to come face to face with it.
But evil does exist.
When the government that you elected, turns against you systematically, and finally decides that everyone of your religion and ethnic group must die, that is no mere "policy" or "choice". That is evil. When vast numbers of your countrymen go along with it, turn you in to the authorities, put you in concentration camps, treat you less than animals, kill your people by the tens of thousands, and then go home to their families at night and play with their children as if nothing happened, that is evil. There is evil in the world. There was evil in the 1930's and there is evil today. Just because this type of thing is not happening throughout Western culture right now, doesn't mean it is not happening.
The good news is that if Evil exists, then Good must exist. If Evil can be personified, then so can Good. All does not lie within humanity alone. We are created as God's children by a loving Father. We are given the graces by God to overcome our challenges and survive in this world.
Perfect Love exists and God is Perfect Love.