The issue I am raising with these sculptures is that evil is present in our world and as such can play an important role in our lives. Evil has and will touch us one way or another. We cannot put our heads in the sand and pretend it is not in existence.
Anyone who works out knows that "resistance" is what makes you stronger. Scientists grew trees in an enclosed eco system, but when they grew to maturity their branches began breaking off. Why? No resistance like wind and weather to make them strong.
Evil plays this role of resistance in our lives, and if we respond correctly it will inform us and make us stronger. David was prepared to be the man and king he was with an evil tutor, Saul.
Besides that, we are also asked to "love our enemies, " then also to "pray for our enemies, interesting is it not?
Possibly we need to look at problems and issues differently. Maybe even welcome them and allow them to make us stronger, inform us and make us better people. Would that not then mean that if we have to deal with the winds of bad chaotic and destructive ideas, would we not become stronger? Stronger in recognizing them, understanding them and finally in dealing with them?
The thing to keep in mind is that evil can start doing it's thing in very small ways....something we might not notice at first, but is resulting in less love and compassion towards one another in for example an important relationship. Trust slowly begins to die...and suspicion begins to rise. Less love and a little more disliking of one another begins to develop. This grows and grows and before you know it, both sides are doing bad things to each other. As the relationship deteriorates we begin making evil actions towards each other seem reasonable and acceptable. Thus making things like accusations, laying blame, being selfish, anger and hate, normal interaction in the relationship. By that time both sides have been infected and unless somehing is done the relationship is at risk.
"The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman, like any other sensible human being, always learns more from his opposition than from his fervent supporters." - Walter Lippmann
We are mired in all kinds of evil tendencies in our lives. No one can claim we are without selfish intents, working to isolate others to gain something. But, to those who see and desire to take a stand and change, there is hope. Let's learn from what we see and experience, recognize how evil looks and works and become courageous and strong to resist the ravages, pain, division and hurt it brings. There is a pearl of learning in every problem we experience. Peacemakers are still admired and needed.