Vol II No. 5
Daily Thought

Loving Evil

by William J. Martin


Neither Creator nor creature can be without love, but if this love is turned aside to evil, then the creature goes against the creator . . . A man may love evil by willing evil to his neighbors in three ways: For first, he may hope to be prosperous through his neighbor’s degradation; and again, he may himself fear to lose power, grace, honour, or reputation because of his neighbour’s advancement, and may therefore be miserable at that advancement; and again, he may feel himself injured by his neighbour, and wish to be revenged, so that he sets himself to seek out    the other’s hurt.

Dante: Purgatory.