"We do not struggle against flesh and blood, but against powers and principalities..."
This quote is a two-fold reminder for me. One, that struggle, conflict, contention is not only inevitable, it is part of a spiritual life. As the saying goes, "If you aren't outraged, then you aren't paying attention." Two, that this struggle can never be against people. It isn't personal, no matter how much you want it to be.
The people I call heroes understand both of these things. They understand the only way to defeat an enemy is to make him or her a friend.
40 for 40, #27