I met a man last week who was "mammal fluid". He insisted on his right to identify as a horse that day, to neigh and whinny on the streets and in the workplace, and to soil the sidewalk and the floor to boot. Does that sound impossible? Actually I am joking in this case, but perhaps it's only a matter of time. Today it doesn't sound as far fetched to me as the thought of gender fluid and transgender individuals when I was a young boy back in the 1970's. Back then it was the stuff of farce and fodder for absurd Monty-python sketches. Today your expected to keep a straight face. Well, it would be laughable except for the fact that it is so very very sad to see the destruction of the human person in this way. While madness like this is going on around us the rest of the world is "courageously" approving just as they will laugh "courageously" with the mob when it is pointed out that the emperor has no clothes.
It's the nature of evil to twist and destroy something that is good and to keep the rest of us silent through fear. Evil is a parasite on goodness and has no existence in itself any more than a hole in the ground can be taken up and held in the hands. The work of the demonic is to confuse identity and twist the nature of something that God has made.
It was the subject of medieval art and the depiction of demon gods that brought me to this topic. It's almost as if the enemy is expressing his disgusting and evil characteristics through his "anti-church", something that in the past was hidden because even the worst of us knew it was sin - but now is glorified as a good. In mythology and medieval art demons are represented as chimeras, half human half animal creatures. Think of of the Satry in Greek mythology with the torso of a man and the legs of a goat, or the Egyptian Sphinx.
I don't like thinking about these things, I prefer to pray, but I can't help seeing the connection here. Surely today there is a need for us to exhaust ourselves in prayer, not to waste any sufferings we might endure, because if lived with the gaze fixed on the Father and united to Jesus we can haul souls out of the abyss, souls that, when we enter the kingdom of God, will greet us and say. "If it wasn't for you I would not be here. Thank you, thank you thank you.... It's not the will of the father that the least of His children would be lost.