We see the state of the world today and feel the tension. We are waiting for it to blow over and return to normal. However, evil is bolder than ever. Telling us that a boy is really a girl and that a girl is really a boy. Denying simple truths and making us go along with it. We want to wait out this evil as if it was a storm that will cease tomorrow. Evil will not cease without being confronted by good. The darkness does not recede until confronted by light.
We are at war spiritually. Satan and his demons tempt us all into sin. And the more we sin, the more power over us we give him. We become slaves of sin. And yet, Jesus came to set us free. We are no longer slaves, but sons and daughters of God! And still, we enjoyed our slavery much like the Israelites after Moses brought them out of Egypt. They longed to go back. They hungered for their past meals, though God was providing for them daily with the manna and quail.
What do we need to break ourselves from this yearning for slavery? We need to accept our reliance on God and His fatherly role of providing for us. The Israelites knew the food was there in their slavery, but relying on God to provide for them out of seemingly nothing was terrifying for them. They did not trust that God would do as He said. We need that trust. Only then can we laugh at the evil temptations we are faced with.
Pray the Rosary every day. When you do, your mother reassures sure that you can trust your Heavenly Father. She walks you through Christ’s life in the mysteries. In our humility in saying a simple prayer, we give our mother the little light we have and she kindles it with hers. It terrifies Satan that you would say the Rosary every day. He relies on the darkness in your heart to remain. After all, that is how our world got here. Our weapon against the darkness is our light. “You are the light of the world.” Now, pray the Rosary that you might shine like a beacon!
Mary, you desire that we but come to you that you might make us more like your Son, Whom you bore and nourished in your Womb. Nourish us as your children, so that we might most resemble your Son and thus conquer the darkness at war with us. Amen.