A war rages in each one of us. As a nation we have steeled ourselves for a long war on terrorism. But we are far less resolute to be secure and unstained from sin and temptations that war against our souls. The war is not just out there. It is a battle inside us, of who to trust, what to want, whose agenda to follow. We do not win every skirmish, nor should we pretend to each other that we do. The apostle Paul himself cries out, “O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death!” Well, we know who. Let us go to Jesus in prayer, confessing our sins.