A thought occurred to me this morning during Mass while kneeling after Holy Communion. We’re facing a time of intense (and intensifying!) spiritual combat these days. It’s a sobering thought and a bit chilling too. But think about it: When we stand up for the teachings of Christ and His Church, we stand, not alone, but shoulder to shoulder with all the Church; with all the Saints who have gone before us; and with all the Angels who do the will of God, battling the powers, principalities and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Most important of all, it is not we but Christ in us Who is already crowned Victor over this world’s darkness and the culture of death. Christ’s Kingdom is vast. He promised to remain always with us in His Kingdom which is the Church until the end of days, so remember this:
The gates of hell don’t stand a chance against us.