I am Lucian, and I am a demon.
It is difficult, and I myself have endured a struggling career, filled with many ups and downs.
I have not always been a demon. But it is my chosen career, one that will span my lifetime.
Many do not realize that my career is a constant uphill battle. It is as though I simply cannot succeed, despite my greatest efforts.
I could fill a great volume with my exploits, but I have neither the time or inclination to delve so deeply and thoroughly into my past, therefore I must deal in generalities rather than specifics. You will forgive me.
You are familiar with my mission statement, are you not? No? Well, let me share it with you now:
Our purpose is to spread guilt, distort and counterfeit grace, deny prayer, tempt, encourage sin, and steal joy.
Brilliant, is it not?
I am proud to say that I have tempted and tried many a soul, and each has been a uniquely pleasurable experience. I can assure you of this-- no one is immune to my wiles, and I have found that those who are most susceptible are those who believe themselves to be above reproach.
Ah, those are the most delightful endeavors!
I have dealt with people from all walks of life: saints and sinners, men and women, young and old, rich and poor, from all across the world. Each person has a unique set of weaknesses for me to exploit, and it is with great glee that I do so.
I never cease to be amazed at the sheer number of people who make a great and boisterous effort each day to put on this armor of theirs, yet don't realize that I am there, right in their very heart! It is the ultimate delusion! Many have fallen because of such ideologies. The dolts, they are blind to the truth that to guard themselves from sin, they must turn their sword inward, on their very own hearts.
The most effective tool, I have found, is to encourage people to ignore their sin completely. If they do not dwell on this so-called mortification of their sin, it allows it to blossom and grow, numbing their conscience, with each passing day.
You have heard the saying, that the road to hell is paved with good intentions? It is true, dear reader. It is a slow journey, through all the devilish pleasures this world can offer, accompanied by good thoughts, and energy, and karma.
But I am forced to admit, that my career, though long and consuming, has not been what would be considered sucessful. God's Grace is most frustrating. The peace of God is quite unsettling, and the Joy of the Lord, that is my personal pet peeve! My greatest efforts are in vain, seeming only to be strengthening Christians, rather than defeating them.
This must, for the present time, be the end of my memoir.