This Remembrance Day we commemorate the 100th anniversary of one of Canada’s most gruesome battles, The Battle of Passchendaele. This WW1 battle in Belgium has come to symbolize the brutality of that horrific war and has been characterized as an exercise in futility. It would be easy for Christians today to look around at the many fronts on which we are battling against the evil one and wonder if we too are engaged in an exercise in futility. We need to be reminded of the words of Jesus, who said to His disciples shortly before being crucified and three days later conquering the grave, that “I have overcome the world”.