Friday, November 22, 2013

Why Antagonists Are Necessary

If you dig deep enough you can find an antagonist lurking in the shadows of every successful individual you know.  Think about your favorite book or movie.  Consider all the heroes in your life.  Pick any character from the Bible.  What do they all have in common?  If you answered an antagonist, you're on the money.  Where would Rocky I, II, III, IV, V and Rocky Balboa be without someone else in the ring to confront?  What would have happened to David if he never met Goliath?

Yes, antagonists, as much as we hate them, are necessary.  Evil is necessary in order for us to recognize what is good.  Angels in Heaven are waiting for us to call out to our Father in Heaven.  My favorite is St. Michael, the Archangel.  Remember him?  He's the one who kicked Satan's butt right out of the Kingdom.  Satan is still licking His wounds.  He knows you are one of the replacements.  And He's going to do everything to stop you.  That's what this world is all about – standing up to your adversaries.  Just remember one thing about the fight you are in today.  Jesus already knows you will win.  Share that message with your friends who may be facing some tough opponents in their lives.  And please don't ever give up.

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