All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Edmund Burke
When it comes to evil invading a man’s life and marriage, his children’s lives, his work, and his community, the easiest thing for him to do is nothing. We are losing the battle with evil today because far too many “good” men have done just that-nothing. Doing nothing is like gravity; it just happens. Nothing is the fruit of possivity. Nothing is the consequence of a lack of conviction. It’s the by-product of lazy leadership at home. Doing nothing express no risk, exerts no initiative, and experiences no reward or truimph. Doing nothing is the natural bent of most men.
Excerpts: Dennis Rainey, Stepping Up: A call to Courageous Manhood (Little Rock: FamilyLife Publishing, 2011), 113