Friday, September 12, 2014

Battle between good and evil

Life is a constant battle between right and wrong and between good and bad. The battle is for us not for God and therefore it not important for us to be on the side of God but for Him to be on our side. If we want to win the battle we must get God to be on our side by not “bribing’’ Him with elaborate rituals to glorify Him and boost His ego but by being simple, humble, compassionate and forgiving in our lives. As Jesus said, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ (Mathew 25:45)

Today almost everywhere injustice seems to rule. Wrong and bad seem to be winning everywhere - in our family, in our places of work, on the roads, in the country and even in religious institutions where the word of God is preached including in our churches and parishes. Those in power take control and deny justice to those who are disagree with them. In the offices they are denied promotions or punished, in the country they are falsely convicted and sent to jail and in the church they are "chased out" into the wilderness and denied their rights to sacraments.

Yes, life is a battle between good and evil, often with the righteous but with dissenting views being marginalized and punished for being right and good. It may be demoralizing for those fighting for right and justice but they need patience and strive harder to get God to be on their side by continuing to do the right thing despite the forces of evil arrayed against them. The final victory will be for the good and righteous as God will always be on the side of the good and righteous and never with the bad and wrong.

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