I believe most people would not want to be associated with evil. However, our negligence and failure to take action may lead us towards sin and evil. For example, we neglect to be loving and charitable towards others, we think only about ourselves, we allow pride and our ego to get the better of us, we steal or kill either directly or indirectly because we desire something which we want but cannot easily have, or we are unable or refuse to forgive others. When we do these things and more, we may be dragging ourselves on a path towards evil.
In today's reading, St.
Paul reminds and cautions us: "You must not let sin reign in your mortal
bodies or command your obedience to bodily passions, you must not let
any part of your body turn into an unholy weapon fighting on the side of
sin; you should, instead, offer yourselves to God, and consider
yourselves dead men brought back to life; you should make every part of
your body into a weapon fighting on the side of God; and then sin will
no longer dominate your life, since you are living by grace and not by
It seems challenging and difficult, humanly
speaking, to overcome evil, because the ways of the world tempts us with
so many attractions. But this is not an excuse for us to give up or
despair, since we are helped by God's grace, and when we go for
confession regularly, we are actually making effort to keep our soul
clean. May we make every effort to change our ways, our attitudes and our behaviour, and fight on the side of God, for our eternal future.