So is man an angel or a beast?

On one hand, we see small and great acts of love, kindness and generosity.

People feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, donating clothes to the poverty-stricken, and standing up to defend those that are abused, discriminated against, and victimized.

Every day is an opportunity to be a gracious, heavenly angel!

At the same time, we are witness to horrible acts of hate, cruelty and inhumanity.

The strong preying off and committing gross acts of violence against the weak, the rich elitists taking from the poor lower-class, the powerful violating the human rights of the masses and ruling with a brutal iron fist.

Every day is the possibility to act the vicious, lowly beast!

It’s a choice as we stand here teetering on the world we are injected into.

The angel and the beast fight within us.

Our souls yearn to emulate the spirit of our Holy Creator, while our bodies look for raw physical and material satisfaction.

It is truly a battle that rages within us, and can tear any or all of us apart.

Yet, our mission is for good to overcome evil — in everyday small and large ways.

To fight the urges that torment us and to rise, rise, with the wings of an angel to reach our potential and fulfill our destiny. ;-)

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader with 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors. Views are his alone.

Andy Blumenthal is a dynamic, award-winning leader with 30 years of experience delivering results across the public and private sectors. Views are his alone.