What we are trying to do is to realize that, while we are on earth, faith places us in the heat of battle. We are in a permanent struggle, a constant choice between Jesus Christ and that which in the world, remains hostile to God. This struggle is to accomplish within ourselves the Church’s own vocation. On the earth, the Church is made for fighting. By her vocation, she wages war against evil. By her mission, she stands on the front lines against evil. By her office, she delivers from evil . . . The place that Christian hope assigns to the Church, to us, is that narrow ridge, that borderline, at which our vocation requires that we choose, every day and every hour, to be faithful to God’s faithfulness to us.
– Madeleine Delbrel