Between Now & the Second Coming

“Between now and the Second Coming, we must recall that we are members of the Church Militant, true soldiers of Christ. We may not need to fight off feral animals or another nation’s soldiers, but we are called to engage in spiritual combat. “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens” (Eph 6:12). Not yet seeing God in beatitude, we stand at our posts—as parents or children; as clerics or laity; as those who have taken religious vows or those who sanctify the temporal order—watching eagerly for the breaking light of dawn and hoping for the sight of the Son.” ~Br. Pachomius Walker, O.P., All Along the Watchtower