A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
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Sunday, April 19, 2009


Many among us feel beaten down nowadays.

It feels like the world has conquered us.

Today’s second reading (1 John 5:1-6) gives us a message of hope, backed up by infinite power.

Whoever is begotten by God conquers the world.

And the victory that conquers the world is our faith.

Who indeed is the victor over the world
but the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?

Everything in this world will pass away.

But Christ is risen – Indeed, He is risen – and Christ lives for ever.

And, no matter what the world may do to us, if we are faithful (by the grace of Christ), we too will rise.

And we too shall conquer the world.