What happens when the devil releases the “horse”?
It is said that a demon released a horse that was stuck in a tree. The horse, once free, invaded the land of the neighbor and began to do damage in the plantation.
The neighbor’s wife, when she saw the horse doing that, took her husband’s gun and killed the horse. The owner of the horse knew what had happened, did not accept that situation and wanted to fight back: he killed his neighbor’s wife.
The peasant, when he arrived from work and saw his wife dead, went and killed the horse owner. Then, when the horse owner’s children came home and saw their father dead, they set fire to their neighbor’s farm. And it became a war.
Someone came to the demon and asked, “What did you do to make it all happen?”
And he replied, “I just let go of the horse.”
You can, as you read this story, ask yourself: how can such a silly thing generate such a tragedy?
But if we stop to reflect, similar stories appear on the news. It is a driver who receives a simple closed in traffic, argues with the other driver and the fight ends in death. It is a misunderstanding between neighbors that ends in physical aggression.
Situations that ended in a frightening way. And when the motives were evaluated, they were perceived to be insignificant.
There is a reason behind it. The dirt in the heart
Bishop Adilson Silva explains that when evil encounters a person with a heart filled with hatred, filled with hurt and vengeful spirit, he does not have to do much, because the person ends up collaborating with him to unleash a series of harms and even tragedies against herself and others.
The Lord Jesus declared that “a good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth good, and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth evil” (Luke 6:45).
The heart is the motivational source for all human attitudes. Your words and attitudes reveal what they bring within you.
For this reason, the Bishop emphasizes the need not to hold resentment in the heart.
“Work so that your heart is always clean, free from all evil. Doing what Jesus left us as a lesson: “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God,” concluded the Bishop.
So always be aware of what is going on in your own heart. Keep it clean, because for the devil, it simply enough to just let go of the “horse.”
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