Love is Stronger Than Hate

Yesterday, I attended morning Mass at St. John’s Episcopal, where I also presented the first of a five-week program titled What Do you Give Your Heart To: Reflections on the Creed.

The second hymn sang during the distribution of Holy Communion was a fitting one for the day…an important reminder on the day we celebrated the 10-year anniversary of 9/11. The lyrics, from an African prayer book, were short and simple, and we repeated them a number of times, singing:

Goodness is stronger than evil; love is stronger than hate; light is stronger than darkness; life is stronger than death; vict’ry is ours, vict’ry is ours, through him who loved us.

This is something our faith teaches us. And it is a truth we need to embrace to get us through the difficult times. No matter what, love prevails. No matter what, life prevails. However bad things can sometimes look, “vict’ry is ours,” through Christ.