Greetings Prayer Warriors,
While reading scripture, the following grabbed me:
Do not be conquered by evil but conquer evil with good. Romans 12:21
This is a tall order I thought; a Christ-like order in any regard. But in the light of marriage, are we all called to love in the face of evil? Then I chuckled. It’s funny how we never look at ourselves as evil, only other people!
Evil “exists in the universe, to the desires and needs of individuals.”*
Hmmm. Where’s that mirror?
Do I act according to my personal desires?
Do I oppress my spouse or cause them mental suffering such as anxiety or disappointment?
Do I perpetrate evil by deviating morally?
“All evil.…consists not in the acquisition of anything, but in the loss or deprivation of something necessary for perfection.”*
Am I getting in the way of my spouse’s perfection?!
….. deliver us from the evil one. Matthew 6:13
Conquer evil with something very good: The Lord’s Prayer. Say The Lord’s Prayer for yourself, your spouse, your marriage, and all marriages.
Peace, Joy, and Love,
Eliminate evil. Pray more. Pass it on.
* source: newadvent.org