"We've spiritualized the devil, but when Exxon is funding think tanks to basically confuse the lessons that we're getting from this great book of creation, that's devilish work. We find ourselves praying to God to protect us from the wiles of the devil, but we can't see him when he staring us in the face."
I don't particular know how to respond to this quote, but I couldn't help but dwell in it.
Maybe we have really spiritualized the devil to the point that when evil stares us in the eye in the form of oppressive structures, corrupted politics, or whatever that we might encounter, small or large, throughout the day.
Rather than just asking God for protection from the devil and his schemes in our prayers, we might need to pray more for prevention, for God to reveal to us who and what the devil has a hold on so we can avoid it and fight and pray against.
I still don't know what to make of it, take what you want from it...