Love conquers evil
The power of love is desperately needed in our world to quench the flames of anger and hatred that injustice can inspire. The love that took Jesus to the cross was not weakened by all the violence and hate thrown at him. This same love that overcame death definitively, has been poured out at Pentecost and given to us in Baptism. The martyrs eloquently expressed that love, speaking courageously of Truth far more valuable than even life itself. We too can claim the grace to speak and pray life into our world, to stand up for truth and justice with love that has the power to overcome violence.
Lord make us wise in facing the challenges of our times by beginning with the battle in our own hearts and going out from there with love.