You've mentioned a couple times that Lucifer presents himself as cruel to you. How does this manifest, if you don't mind me asking? I don't think I've ever gotten that vibe from him, but cruel is of course such a relative term. Just curious.
Just so there is no confusion from anyone, I am using the dictionary definition of ‘cruel’.
willfully causing pain or suffering to others, or feeling no concern about it.“people who are cruel to animals"synonyms:brutal, savage, inhuman, barbaric, barbarous, brutish, bloodthirsty, murderous, vicious, sadistic, wicked, evil, fiendish, diabolical, monstrous, abominable; Morecallous, ruthless, merciless, pitiless, remorseless, uncaring, heartless, stony-hearted, hard-hearted, cold-blooded, cold-hearted, unfeeling, unkind, inhumane; dastardly;
causing pain or suffering.“the winters are long, hard, and cruel"synonyms:harsh, severe, bitter, harrowing, heartbreaking, heart-rending, painful, agonizing, traumatic; formalgrievous “her death was a cruel blow”
My answer is simply this: Learning can be painful. The truth can be painful. Improvement can be painful. They do not see someone and take pity on them for any reason. What is there is simply there. If these are aspects he is meant to represent, whether literally or symbolically, it would make sense that he can be cruel.
He presents me with my lessons and does not cease pushing them upon me until they are learned– and even then, sometimes they continue on. I am still being burned from the outcome of advice I had received and promptly ignored. There is nothing I have regret more in my life than that.
There is no resting. There is no limit. He does not stop if I cry out to him for mercy.
I must endure the pain not only because I can become better, but because I must become better, or I will fall.