I’m often told that my perspective on the world is disturbingly dark. People who have met me often find it hard to balance this implacably negative vision with my generally cheerful and happy state of mind. The answer is simple: I believe that we live in a fallen world ruled by a supernatural serial killer. The world is evil and Man is evil, therefore the incidence of evil neither surprises nor disturbs me overmuch. It is simply to be expected.
But on the first Easter, the iron grasp of evil was broken by what CS Lewis calls the Divine Invasion. Through the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, we have the power to resist evil’s ability to affect our lives, and more importantly, we hold the hope that one day the usurper will be banished and his reign brought to a close. The world may be evil, but it has no hold on my Lord, nor, through him, on me.