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World At War
Have you ever seen a Rosary hanging from a car’s rear view mirror? It’s not that uncommon, but it’s reassuring to know that there’s a fellow Catholic around who you didn’t know about.
While the Rosary is a beautiful and meaningful badge of honor, acting as a decoration for cars’ interiors isn’t the Rosary’s sole purpose — it’s also a weapon. Not necessarily a physical weapon, but a spiritual one.
Why do we need spiritual weapons? Well, whether we want to admit it or not, we are at war. “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” (Ephesians 6:12)
And, in this battle, the Rosary is a formidable weapon against evil.
Here’s a story to illustrate the Rosary’s power:
In 1978, the serial killer Ted Bundy broke into a Florida sorority house and assaulted and killed multiple women. However, there was one woman who was spared even after Bundy entered her room. Upon opening the door, he suddenly dropped his weapon and fled. As it turns out, before the young woman left for college, she promised her mother that she would continue to pray the Rosary every day. That particular night, she fell asleep while praying and held the Rosary in her hand. Years later, Bundy himself described that night and how he felt a mysterious force keeping him from entering that girl’s room.
So, that Rosary hanging from the rearview mirror? Use it.