FROM THE SERVANT GENERAL
THE VICTORY OF GOD
October 9, 2016
Today’s reading: Psalm 98:1-4
In our work of evangelization and mission, we engage in spiritual warfare. To be able to experience the victory already won by our Lord, we must not only be warriors but holy warriors. Of course the ultimate holy warrior is our Lord, and “His right hand and holy arm have won the victory.” (v.1b).
In this Year of Mercy, we also have seen that the ultimate act of mercy is to win souls for the Kingdom, and that is done through the work of evangelization. Jesus went to the cross for us, and the icon of mercy is Christ crucified. In his heart still is the desire for all to be saved. “He has remembered his mercy and faithfulness toward the house of Israel.” (v.3a).
As God wants no one to be lost, the work of evangelization needs to be rapid, massive and worldwide. God’s holy warriors must strive to reach all, and allow them to experience the salvation of God. “The Lord has made his victory known, has revealed his triumph in the sight of the nations” (v.2). The result? “All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.” (v.3b).
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