Monday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time
I will do something to share my faith with others today.
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Monday of the Third Week in
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
Lord, help me not to be afraid of the battle against
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?
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?
3. Only Good:
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 life.
Christ, I know that you are more powerful than evil.
Help me to face up
to evil in my life, encouraged
by your friendship and strength. In your name Lord,
walk with confidence.
I will do something to share my faith
with others today.
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