So I had one of the scariest dreams that I've ever experienced--and it is a true story from just last evening.
It was so completely real, I can't even tell you.
There was a devil wolf that attacked me from the the back and literally jumped on me.
It's claws were wrapped around my neck and I could tell that with any movement whatsoever, they would immediately slice and sever my arteries completely.
His huge jaws were at the backside of my head, it's hot breath searing my flesh, and his sharp gnawing teeth were ready at any moment to snap into my neck.
His full weight, incredible strength, and evil presence were heavy on me and ripping into my back and shoulders.
It was clear how close I was to the very end of it all.
The pure evil of this devil wolf being and the ferociousness of the attack was the most fearsome that I could ever imagine.
What happened next I will never tell anyone, except that I am alive to tell the story.
But this experience of undeniable and terrible evil so close and foreboding has left me a different person forever.
There are forces of true evil out there--for sure--and we must never let our guard down for a second.
But as Rabbi Nachman says, it is a narrow bridge, but with the good of G-d, we must never fear at all. ;-)
(Source Photo: here with attribution to Efraim Stochter)