Tuesday of Fifth Week of Easter
Human life is often described as a struggle between good and evil. But our Christian Scriptures assure us the battle is over:
Then war broke out in heaven; Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. The dragon and its angels fought back, but they did not prevail and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. The huge dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to earth, and its angels were thrown down with it. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have salvation and power come, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Anointed. For the accuser of our brothers is cast out, who accuses them before our God day and night.
I need to be reminded of this Victory often. I tend to think, "It's all up to me. I've got to do this!"
The Lord says, "Relax." or better: "Peace be with you." And, "Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid."
I will never be happy if I am not happy right now. I will never know peace if I cannot know peace in this place at this time and with these people.
And so I welcome the Victory the Lamb has won for me and for us. "Now is the acceptable time. Now is the day of salvation.