We are heading for the greatest era of tribulation that Christians have ever seen. And, yet, we do not have to be passive against evil.
I simply do not understand passivity regarding evil.
The graces we receive in baptism are stronger than most evil people come against daily.
The trouble is that Catholics do not use the power which is given to them. Like a fairy who has a magic wand and puts it in a drawer, rather than using it, many, and perhaps, most Catholics, do not use the spiritual power given to them by God, in and through the sacraments of the Church.
I was discussing some evil in a neighborhood with a friend. A family who said the Auxilium Christianorum prayers daily as a family got rid of the evil within one month of beginning those prayers.
The father led his family into a spiritual battle with spiritual guns blazing. Satanic activities in a house, including witchcraft, ended when those people moved out one month after the Catholics began praying.
So, when people lament evil in their neighborhoods, like drug dealers, or gangs, why are they not getting together to pray against this?
Why no prayer groups?
Sloth, ennui, compromise, lack of faith?
We have great power as Catholics, Use it.
Stop complaining about evil and do something about it everywhere. Start with your families, your neighborhoods, your parishes.
God did not leave us orphans to be tossed about with a spiritual battle.
When we have power and do not use it, the results become our own fault. We have let evil have its day. We may lament and complain, but tolerance leads to more evil. Taking charge of one's own backyard in spiritual warfare is not only possible, but our responsibility, particularly that of men.
Christ said this:
Matthew 17:19-21 Douay-Rheims
19 Jesus said to them: Because of your unbelief. For, amen I say to you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Remove from hence hither, and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you.
20 But this kind is not cast out but by prayer and fasting.
Of course, big spiritual problems, like poltergeist and possession, demand the action of an exorcist, but families, and especially groups of men, can take power over much more.
Try using the weapons God has given us all and see what happens.