The Tale of Negativity
In God’s kingdom there lived three sisters. They were called Faith, Hope and Negativity. The sisters were innocent angelic beings whose childhood and young adolescent years were filled with much love and happiness. It was during their young adulthood years that things began to shift.
One day, while sitting outside her home contemplating the beauty around her, Negativity, the youngest of the three sisters, was approached by a young handsome soldier. He had been admiring her beauty from afar, and could not resist the temptation to speak to her. When he approached her, he was overwhelmed by her beauty. “She is truly beautiful,” he thought to himself. He introduced himself saying that he was a soldier in God’s army and his name was Lucifer. After a brief conversation, he excused himself, but promised to return the next day.
Negativity rushed home feeling a strange but wonderful sensation inside her. Not experienced in love matters, she could not understand what was happening to her. Her only thoughts were of Lucifer. She could not get him out of her mind. She continuously replayed their brief encounter. “What’s happening to me….why can’t I stop thinking of him?” she asked herself. That night she could not fall asleep. She could only think of Lucifer and their next encounter.
The following morning, Negativity got up early and headed to the place where she first saw him. There he was waiting for her. Day after day, they met at the same place and talked for hours. They had fallen in love.
Although Negativity wanted to share her joy with everyone, Lucifer thought it was best to wait until his return. He had been ordered back to duty and needed to leave immediately. He promised to return and make her his wife.
On the day of his departure, Negativity felt an immense pain in her heart. It was as if part of her heart had stopped beating or died. Even though her sadness was great, the thought of his return and becoming his wife kept her going.
One day, news came that there had been a revolt in the kingdom. One of God’s high-ranking soldiers had assembled a small group of soldiers and tried to take the throne by force. They were defeated and exiled to a far away planet. The leader of the group was a man named Lucifer.
Upon hearing the news, Negativity fell to her knees and began to cry. “This can’t be happening… not Lucifer…no, no, no,” she said in desperation. For days, she remained locked in her room crying. She had lost the only man she had ever loved.
Concerned about their sister’s well being, Faith and Hope tried everything in their power to help her, but to no avail. She was despondent. As time passed, the sisters noticed that Negativity was becoming gloomy and vile. The once loving, angelic creature had turned into an unrecognizable individual. For months, she lived in darkness refusing to leave her room.
One day, while Faith and Hope were attending their garden, they heard a far away sound. It was the sound of weeping, desperation and anguish. “But, where was it coming from?” they wondered. They were informed that the cries were coming from a relatively new planet called Earth. Overwhelmed with the suffering of others, the sisters decided to ask permission to go to earth and assist the needy.
When permission was granted, Faith and Hope decided to include Negativity. They felt it would be an ideal project for her, and a perfect solution to get her out of her present state of mind. When she was first told about the project, she yelled at her sisters and told them to get out. All she wanted was to be left alone with her pain. But after thinking about their proposal, she realized it was the opportunity she had been waiting for. The opportunity to search for the man she loved.
When the sisters arrived, earth appeared to be in shambles. There was havoc everywhere. They witnessed slavery, hunger, emotional suffering, annihilation of human beings, greed and much more. The list was enormous. People had lost their faith and hope. They were empty souls who no longer believed in God, themselves or others. Although the job was massive, Faith and Hope felt it was not impossible.
Negativity, who did not share her sisters’ concerns, secretly began formulating her personal agenda. Her plan was to detach herself from her sisters and commence the search for Lucifer. Even though she did not know where he had been exiled to, she felt deep inside that he was near.
Negativity approached her sisters and told them that she wished to go out alone and assist the needy. At first, they refused to let her go. But, after evaluating the situation and magnitude of their mission, they felt that perhaps she was right. By allowing her to go on her own, they would be able to cover more territory and help more people. Her plan had worked. She was free to search for Lucifer.
Days turned into weeks, and weeks turned into months. Still, no sight of Lucifer. “Was I wrong?… could it be that he is not here on earth… where can he be?” she would ask herself. She continued her search unmoved by the misery and pain of those around her. She was on a mission, and nothing and no one was going to distract her.
Then one day, as she roamed the streets of an unknown town, she heard a voice calling her name. As she turned around to see who it was, she noticed a shadowy figure standing behind her. Not recognizing the individual, she wondered how he knew her name. “How do you know my name?…I am trying to find someone…can you help me?” she asked the stranger.
The man stood still admiring her beauty, and with a smile said, “You are more beautiful now than before. Don’t you recognize me anymore? How quickly you have forgotten me.” At that point, she felt a chill all over her body.
“Is it really you, Lucifer? Yes, it was he. The man she loved, and endlessly searched for. He was standing next to her; and she could not believe it. Her search had ceased.
Lucifer was very pleased to see her. He told her how much he had missed her, and apologized for not keeping his promise to her. Due to certain circumstances, he was unable to do so. Then, he proceeded to explain all of the details of his fall from the Heavens.
“Things were not going well in God’s kingdom. God was placing too much attention on the needs of inhabitants from other planets and neglecting those of his kingdom,” Lucifer stated. He resented it, and needed to put an end to it. He had assembled a small army and decided to attack. Everything was going as planned until he was betrayed by a close friend. A soldier called Michael.
Michael was like a brother to him. He never thought that he would pick up a sword and fight against him. Michael was the one who had captured him and bought him here. This place called earth.
“I have made a vow to destroy earth little by little…inch by inch. I will create destruction and havoc everywhere, and see to it that God’s beloved children detest him and turn their backs on him. I will guide them to a path of destruction, greed, hate and misery. I swear to this,” he said with much rage.
As Negativity listened attentively, she noticed that Lucifer had not only changed mentally, but physically as well. He was no longer the man of gentle words. Words of compassion were replaced with words of revenge and hatred. Additionally, his physique had also changed. He looked older and thinner. His eyes were full of hate; and the wonderful smile he possessed so long ago was no longer there.
After listening to Lucifer’s story, Negativity was convinced that he was a victim. She blamed God for Lucifer’s drastic change and all of his mishaps. God took everything away from him, and turned him into a bitter and angry individual. She understood and felt his anguish. Her love for him was stronger than before. It was then that she vowed to follow him, and make his crusade hers.
From that day, Negativity and Lucifer have been inseparable. They roam the world in search of new victims. She quietly sits and waits for the perfect moment to spread her destructive and poisonous seed into the minds as well as the souls of humans. She is the mother of depression, self-hate, bigotry, and much more. She preys on the poor, sick, feeble as well as the rich and powerful.
Although Negativity has not seen her sisters since the day she left in search for Lucifer, she is in constant conflict with them. She considers them her enemies and tries to destroy or undo their work.
Faith and Hope continue to work endlessly bringing faith and hope to all those in need. They have faith and hope that one day their sister will enter the light and become the loving and angelic creature she once was.
Their advice to all of us is to keep faith and hope alive inside of us, avoid being part of Lucifer’s plan, and become the solution. The solution is to love God, self and one another now and always.
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