In the 1989 version of Batman, The Joker (played by Jack Nicholson) poses the following question to Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger).

“Ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?”

Now I’m no political genius (I even had to look up the spelling of genius), but I gotta say that I just don’t understand it. Remind me again why we keep letting these leaders of countries that would like to destroy the United States give speeches on our soil? I read that the President of Columbia University had some tough words for his guest, but my question is why did we even give him the forum? Being the way I’m wired, it got me to thinking….

I wonder if I don’t do the same sometimes with the devil. Do I ever dance, or give him an audience in my thought life? Do I give him the opportunity to speak into my fears, my hopes, my joy? I gotta be honest and say that I probably do. 1 Peter 5:8 says “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.“If I know this, then why even give him the time to do so? Why do the dance?

Maybe I’m mixing religion and politics here, but it just reminded me to be careful who I choose as a dance partner. I never was a good dancer anyway.