Suraci knows it.
This is a difficult fight, and not a pleasant one. We who know what is transpiring in the world, by necessity, immerse ourselves in horror. We see it everywhere, and are shocked and disgusted, and in our own small, inconsequential way, we try to do something about it. It is rarely from our thoughts.James knows it.
In the midst of this, we must not forget to enjoy our lives. If we allow them to so dominate our lives by their evil deeds, we allow them to win, to defeat us in this, our one and only life. To enjoy our lives, regardless of the vermin at large in the world seeking to destroy and maim and murder and conquer, is to defeat them.
Evil will always try to convince you that you, indeed everyone, are just the same as they are. If it were true then why would they bother with all the pressure to convince you? I have been subjected to extreme pressure to accept this view and I can tell that I know down to the very marrow of my bones that it is not true.And I know it. And I know other people who know it, and you need to be one of them. The constant negative drumbeat is engineered to suck the very life right out of you, to suck your will into a vortex of doom. You have to counter that, and it's tough to do while staying informed but find a way to connect with life. Life is good. These people trying to wreck everything, they will fail. You keep telling yourself that They Will Fail. Believe it because it's true. The evil are always defeated in the end. Be a rebel. Believe.
Many Christians inadvertantly help the evil in this and will tell us that we are all sinners; that we are all corrupt. That is the message all around us. It's almost like brainwashing, isn't it?! While it is certainly true we are far from perfect, that is a long way from saying we are are all evil in that we will always act corruptly and that that is the sum total of our hearts' desire.