Satan’s impact in the world is obvious. It permeates every aspect of our culture and every culture in the world. It is often easy to look at
his power and influence and conclude that all is lost, that there is no hope. And the closer the tribulation strikes, the more we are inclined
we are to give up.
But in our Gospel reading this morning, Jesus tells us to expect this. And then he offers an absolute assurance, “Take heart, I have overcome the world.”