John’s Gospel reveals the moment when Judas gave in to Satan’s temptation in the darkness of night. Enlighted by this passage, we recognize that we face a daily spiritual battle with evil that requires our vigilance and trust in the Lord.
As Jesus drives out demons from two men, the local people are frightened at this display of God’s power over evil. In those moments when we confront the darkness in our lives, may we turn to the Lord for grace and strength.
This is the first of a six-part Lenten Retreat where Fr. Andrew reflects on a different aspect of the Stations of Cross each night. In this presentation Jesus is the key to help us understand how we confront the injustices and evils in our lives.
Noah’s ark is a well known passage of Genesis that captures the imagination. Confronting wickedness and sin, the ark is a sign of hope in which God offers us a way forward – inviting us to mirror this example as we now prepare to embark on the season of Lent tomorrow.
In the midst of the Christmas season we see the harsh consequences of human sin. The massacre of the innocent children demands that we carry out the teaching of Christ as we strive to protect those who are most vulnerable.
St. Paul’s letter to the Romans teaches that we die to sin and rise with Christ, and as we place our hope in the Lord we have a strength to confront the darkness and evil that we uncover lurking in our hearts.