I will do something to share my faith
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Monday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time
Lord, I believe that you are the source of
all goodness. I know that your goodness is both a challenge and a promise. I trust that your
goodness will envelop me if I allow myself to be found by you. I love you for wanting to fight the
battle against evil for my sake.
Lord, help me not to be afraid
of the battle against evil.
1. Not Indifferent:
With Jesus on earth, another
world becomes evident around us: the world of evil spirits. Jesus has come to take control of the
kingdom. The devils are in a panic and begin to lose ground. Jesus is a threat to evil. His
goodness, truth and holiness are capable of putting the devils into submission. When Christ takes a
stronger hold on my life, things begin to change. Do I let Christ challenge evil in my heart? In the
world around me?
2. Not One of Them:
Jesus brings change. But change is not evil
per se. The change that Jesus brings is good, since he comes to put demons in their place, bringing
about good. This awakening of the good worries the devil. The conquest over evil is not always done
in peace and tranquility. Does the spiritual opposition I face as I try to overcome evil in my life
cause me to hesitate in the fight or to wish that Jesus and his teachings would not be so demanding?
Do I realize that facing difficulties is a sign of growth in Christian authenticity? Do I let the
goodness of Christ radically define my life? Even in the face of opposition?
Think of the joy that people experienced when Jesus freed them from the power of the
Evil One. Think of the joy we feel after making a good confession, attending a good retreat or
progressing in virtue. Jesus comes into our life to bring the joy of freedom from evil. He is God's
goodness made flesh. Do I rejoice to have Christ as my friend? Do I try to listen to his teachings
with a willing heart, thankful for the chance I have to abide in God's heart by living the life of
grace? What an amazing friend I have! I can trust in his power to lead me along the path of
Conversation with Christ:
Christ, I know that you are more powerful than
Help me to face up to evil in my life, encouraged
by your friendship and strength. In
your name Lord,
I will walk with confidence.
I will do
something to share my faith with others today.
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