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Story: The legendary Malcolm Muggeridge was a British journalist, author , satirist and media personality

He was also a Marxist before he found Christ.

During the Cold War he travelled to Russia to write a story about the Communist party and the decline of religion in that atheistic regime.

After conducting a series of interviews with officials in the Kremlin, he attended a Russian Orthodox Easter service.

The church was packed.

At the close of the service the priest said, “Christ is risen”, and the people shouted back, “He is risen indeed!”

Muggeridge looked into their faces and instantly realized that they were right and that Stalin was wrong.

He said it was the reality of their joy that tipped the scales of his soul toward Christ.

The reality of Christian joy is compelling!