“Fraternity thus understood overturns the logic of the apocalypse that prevails today; a logic that fights against the world because it believes that this is the opposite of God, that is idol, and therefore to be destroyed as soon as possible to accelerate the end of time. Faced with the abyss of the apocalypse, there are no longer brothers: only apostates or “martyrs” in a race “against” time. We are not militants or apostates, but all brothers.”
– FRATELLI TUTTI | Una guida alla lettura | Antonio Spadaro, 4 Ottobre 2020
Compare and contrast
Penny Catechism Q. 348. Which are the enemies we must fight against all the days of our life? A. The enemies which we must fight against all the days of our life are the devil, the world, and the flesh.
32 But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, 33 sometimes being publicly exposed to abuse and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. 34 For you had compassion on the prisoners, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one. 35 Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that you may do the will of God and receive what is promised.
37 “For yet a little while,
and the coming one shall come and shall not tarry;
38 but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back,
my soul has no pleasure in him.”
39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and keep their souls.