Resist the devil

January 8

“Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”

-James 4:7

 

Today’s Reflection:

Anytime we are serious about our relationship with God, we can be certain that Satan will try to dissuade us in every way possible. He will taunt us, tempt us, and try us in an effort to make us give up and give in. What are your biggest distractions? How is God calling you to remain faithful to your time of prayer?

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Chaput: Have No Sympathy for the Devil

devil with christCommentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS

Philadelphia’s Archbishop Charles Chaput devoted a particularly hard-hitting column last week to explaining why any attempt to discount the personification of evil is a fool’s folly.

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The Devil and Your Intentions

14808680 - fortune teller with her crystal ballIt’s a well-established fact that most people who get involved in the New Age – which includes many practices founded in the occult – are “dabblers.” They’re just poking around in this or that, looking for a spiritual high, a “connection” to the universe, an escape from reality, a cure for what ails them.

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