As Christians we acknowledge there are powers at work beyond our vision.
And we are tempted to believe the darker ones have full reign.
How can our small, ordinary congregations work against global political and economic powers?
How can our paltry sermons speak against the cacophony of hate-speech?
How can our small hands give enough to fill all the empty stomachs?
How can our small hearts love enough to overcome all the loneliness?
We can relate to the pain Walter Wink expresses:
In my despair I wondered how the writers of the New Testament could insist that Christ is somehow, even in the midst of evil, sovereign over the Powers. I wrestled with this assertion with my whole being.