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Christ has 'Saved the Day' - literally

Sometimes it feels like evil is taking over the world.  Although, I know for certain that is a false statement, there are times when I can become downtrodden.  For instance two events of this weekend come to mind.  

First, a young man who worked in my little brother's office committed suicide.  The specific reasons are unknown, but the family can conjecture pretty accurately as he was facing a trial in 3 months that was probably going to put him away for 35 years and fine him over $1 Million.  The charges? Downloading free articles with the intent to place them on the public domain.  Now, that is a very simplified version of Aaron Swartz' case and his life.  I know what I read off a quick Google search this afternoon.  This was a young man who felt a need to protect our right to privacy and many are saddened and confused by the ending of his life.

Second, our Church was broken into a few nights ago.  Drunk kids either entering in the pursuit of evil or unknowingly pawns of Satan broke through a window and tried to remove the Sacred from our Sacred House of Worship for Our Lord.

Third, a young woman in our middle school program was in a terrible car accident last night.  The seat belt saved her life and she was operated on instantly in the hospital.  Mom and daughter are doing fine, but the road to recovery is going to be slow.  Prayers are greatly appreciated.

However, evil will not win in either situation.  We will rise again from these ashes.  The Lord still rises and overcomes evil.  As one artist quotes the Scriptures: O Death where is your Sting, Where is Your Victory?  The Victory has been won once and for all.  

Christ has 'saved the day' - literally.  He will always rise above the ashes.  Whether we recognize that is the winner of the battles and the war or not.  Whether we are believers or agnostic toward the subject, Jesus Christ is the victor.  He will and has conquered the world for the Glory of Our Father.  These battles are small efforts where Satan is trying to win; although he knows the power of his Creator, and knows the war will be lost in the end.

Now all we need is to live as if we believe what Christ became incarnated to say.  Live today as a believer and conquer Evil.  Stand on the side of Our Lord in the Kingdom.

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