Homily of Patriarch Ion Grey
“The Platinum Flame commands us to be ever vigilant against all evil and to destroy it wherever we encounter it. Yet many who wear the noble colors are content to await the coming darkness. they think that they will be ready for the time when evil shows its hideous visage.
Brothers and sisters, evil will never reveal itself! Those sworn to wickedness cannot abide the shining beacon because they find its brilliance loathsome. No! evil’s servants haunt the darkness that spawns it. They bide their time. They spread evil’s filthy seed to unsuspecting innocents, offering temptations even the innocent cannot refuse.
We permit this festering cancer as we strive to safeguard our lands. We combat the obvious threats, but this, friends, is what darkness wants. Evil would have us fritter away all our strength against its decoys, laughing at our feeble flailing. How, I ask, can we ever hope to quench the hated one’s conflagration when all we do is fight the small fires?
The Platinum Flame commands us to protect the weak and to safeguard the innocent from evil’s depredations. yet time and again the common person succumbs to temptation. We cannot wait any longer. we cannot allow another day to pass while the Dark Lady and other vile forces plot our dooms from unseen redoubts.
We must look deep within our hearts and find our purity!
We must scourge our flesh to purge temptation and doubt!
We must test our friends, our families, and our neighbors to be certain Darkness has no hold!
And where we find it, we must cleanse the flesh! We must liberate the spirit! If we falter in this holy mission, we fail!
If we quail before the horrors, evil wins. Giving mercy, we permit evil and become no better than those we fight.
Brothers and sisters, we are at war!"