In this passage the darkness we fight is the darkness that is still inside us. Indeed the language Paul uses is a language of absolute victory.
Love is at the heart the Christian lifestyle.
Governments should not fear Christians when our numbers increase dramatically. It is our basic impulse to disobey. We only disobey when we are forced to say we must obey God rather than man.
I like to remind myself that this world is not my home and that the kingdoms of this world are not the kingdoms of our Lord and of his Christ.
When Jesus told us to love our enemies he was assuming we would have them. It is our response to our enemies and not the fact that we have enemies that makes all the difference.
Christian love must never be confused with sentimentality.