Some think life is all about doing good and keeping away from evil.

To them, struggle has no purpose of its own—to have struggled is to have failed. Success, they imagine, is a sweet candy with no trace of bitterness.

They are wrong, tragically wrong.

In the midst of struggle, a deep inner darkness bursts out of its cavern. When we face that challenge, an inner light awakens. Light profound enough to overwhelm the darkness, encasing it, winning it over, transforming it to a kind of light that can never be extinguished.

But if darkness never comes out to fight, how will it ever be conquered?