Jesus addresses the scribes, revealing his power to cast out Satan and sin. Calling upon the Holy Spirit, we follow Christ in the midst of our spiritual battles and face our challenges with God’s grace.
The Psalm response offers a joyous affirmation of the Lord’s strength in times of struggle. May this spiritual durability sustains us in our spiritual battles and draw us closer to God and one another.
The Letter to the Hebrews exhorts us to be disciplined by the Lord, who out of love trains us for the spiritual battles of life. May we call upon Christ to see where discipline is lacking and put it into practice.
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.
We see the spiritual battle within Judas as he prepares to betray the Lord, yet we recall that there is a fight for good and evil within our own hearts as well. May we acknowledge this struggle and steadfastly turn to Christ – our friend and ally – to win the war.