Monday, April 25, 2011

On Satan's Ways

Satan has a thousand ways of attacking our souls. He has a thousand ways of discouraging us, a thousand ways of telling lies that we may live in sin and despair. He wants to bring us down with him (how terrible!). He wants us to say no to God. He doesn't want us to imitate Jesus. He doesn't want us to adore the Holy Trinity.

It is always easy to fall down from the mountain than to climb, isn't it? Falling down requires no effort; you just let yourself be pulled by gravity, while climbing up requires a lot of strength. Satan is aware of this, and so we must be. We must learn to fight his lies and deceptions. We must learn to counter his attacks.

Yes we will be on a battle against him. Jesus will be with us. Saint Michael will fight with us. The Saints and all the angels will be with us. Although the battle would be very exhausting, we must not be discouraged. We must continue to fight the good fight.

The Rosary would be our weapon. It's our sword. We must learn to pray the rosary devoutly. We must become good swordsmen.

Satan would remind us of our exhaustion and tell us to give up and rest. Shall we listen to his voice? Never! If fighting him means no rest, then let it be. We must be assured, however, that in heaven, we would be in eternal rest.

Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come.
'Tis grace that brought me safe thus far
and grace will lead me home.

"My grace is sufficient for thee."
2 Corinthians 12:9

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