Enkindle 79 – 11.14.21 – Spiritual Battle

In this reflection for the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Kristen Fisher encourages us to remember that even in times of distress and tribulation, we are never alone in our suffering, and that we can trust in God’s goodness and in his power.

Jesus is stronger and more powerful than all of the distress and tribulation and suffering that has ever happened, or that will ever happen. Today’s readings remind us that yes, in this life we will experience suffering perhaps even great distress and tribulation, but we are never alone in that suffering. God has also sent St. Michael, along with his angels to do spiritual battle against Satan for us. Kristen tells a story of how Satan and St. Michael differed in their response to God’s creation of humanity, and that story should give us hope that we have a powerful ally on our side to help us fight temptations and avoid sin, which is the cause of so much pain and misery on Earth.

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33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2021

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Kristen Fisher
Executive Director at Ablaze Family Ministries | + EPISODES
Kristen was raised in a Catholic family, but it wasn't until middle school when she really encountered the Lord. Her faith journey ultimately led her to graduate from Franciscan University with a Bachelors Degree in theology and anthropology, and she left with a heart that was ready to share the Faith in the same way that had changed her own life; youth ministry. Kristen served as a youth minister in the Archdiocese of Baltimore for 16 years, spending most of her time serving middle schoolers and their families, specifically. She left parish ministry to join our team as we seek to equip and empower families to evangelize their own kids in a fun, authentic and dynamic way, all while working alongside parish evangelists. Kristen has been married to her husband Greg for  15 years, and together they are blessed to be raising 4 children.
About the Author
Kristen was raised in a Catholic family, but it wasn't until middle school when she really encountered the Lord. Her faith journey ultimately led her to graduate from Franciscan University with a Bachelors Degree in theology and anthropology, and she left with a heart that was ready to share the Faith in the same way that had changed her own life; youth ministry. Kristen served as a youth minister in the Archdiocese of Baltimore for 16 years, spending most of her time serving middle schoolers and their families, specifically. She left parish ministry to join our team as we seek to equip and empower families to evangelize their own kids in a fun, authentic and dynamic way, all while working alongside parish evangelists. Kristen has been married to her husband Greg for  15 years, and together they are blessed to be raising 4 children.