Monday, January 19, 2015

The victory of vigilance!

"Please, let us not do business with the devil!  He seeks to return 
home to take possession of us ... Do not relativize;  be vigilant!
And always be with Jesus!" - Pope Francis

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"Worship is a spiritual weapon. When we worship God, we enter into His presence in a powerful way. Because demons tremble at His presence, they are reluctant to follow us there.

No doubt the Devil is busy tempting us and trying to distract us even when we attend Mass. But if we give ourselves wholly to participating in the Mass, he has little room to operate. In fact, true worship focuses our attention on God: praising Him for who He is and thanking Him for what He has done.

When our minds and hearts are centered on God, the Enemy’s provocations and enticements lose their power. Frequent Mass attendance, then, is an effective weapon of our warfare." 

Paul Thigpen
Manual for Spiritual Warfare, pg 38

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