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Julien and I watch a series called Lucifer. The main character, Lucifer Morningstar has a way of looking deeply into a person’s eyes and asking them, “What is it that you truly desire?” The subject replies with an unconsidered and deeply honest answer. The kind of answer we wouldn’t normally share with our closest friends, much less a very well-dressed stranger who shares a name with the Prince of Darkness. And, yet, we all have those desires in us – to be loved just as we are, for fractured relationships to be repaired, to end violence in the world, for us and our loved ones to feel safe and secure, to know deep peace.
Did you know the word lucifer means light bearer? Could the devil be a light-bearer, inasmuch as our answers to his wily questions shed light into the deepest parts of our souls?