Faith then depends on hearing, and hearing on the Word of Christ. . . . “Their voice has gone forth into all the earth.” —Rom 10:17-18

Reflection. Apparently, not everyone hears the message. In 1888 Friedrich Nietzsche wrote: “God is dead. It is we who have killed him. . . . We are the assassins of God. . . . We are at war against the Christian ideal, against the doctrine that makes beatitudes and salvation the aim of life.”

Hitler idolized Nietzsche, and we know the evil that flowed from his life.

Prayer. Dear Jesus, an evil root produces evil fruit. Cleanse me of all evil, and bring me into the realm of your joy.