October 15, 2012

Fr. Barron On The Dark Forces

Father Barron's commentary on the devil is educational and informative (as he always is.)  There were a few things Fr. Barron brought into a whole new light for me - when he demonstrated that they are of the darkness!

Saint Paul instructs us in the need for vigilance when he tells us in 1Peter 5:8 RSV to "Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour." 

I pray that more hearts will come to realize that we are all - each and every one of us - engaged in a daily spiritual battle. Not believing it does not make it so, but it will put your soul in peril. We cannot fight effectively if we are not armed! 

I leave you with the words of Saint Paul in his letter to the Ephesians. "Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil," and "stand therefore, having girded our loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the equipment of the gospel of peace; above all taking the shield of faith, with which you can quench all the flaming darts of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God. Pray at all times in the Spirit, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints and also for me , that utterance may be given me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel."

Amen, amen . . . and for us all!

Jesus, I trust in You!
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