The Best Counterbalance to Evil

“Along this journey, the cultivation of all that is good, progress in the spiritual life and growth in love are the best counterbalance to evil.  Those who choose to remain neutral, who are satisfied with little, who renounce the idea of giving themselves generously to the Lord, will never hold out.  Even less if they fall into defeatism, for ‘if we start without confidence, we have already lost half the battle and we bury our talents. Christian triumph is always a cross, yet a cross which is at the same time a victorious banner, borne with aggressive tenderness against the assaults of evil.'” ~Pope Francis, Gaudete et Exsultate, #163q