Someone who is not attentive to those experiences might think we're making it up or exaggerating. But to let him make the orders about where the line is would be like giving a couch potato the right to determine how much exercise is necessary!
In Spiritual Warfare, the Lord needs only one thing from us: trust! Although all things are dark and there seems to be no hope, He has already set a trap for our enemies. His ways give us courage. He makes us sing and spread joy like the sunrise.
Throughout the centuries, Saints have developed techniques to help the Soldiers of Christ persevere in joy. The best way to make the devil flee is to give him the opposite of what he wants. Here are a few examples.
If we are aware of Spiritual Warfare raging around us, we need the best training. The Lord himself trains us for war. All the Children of God have the opportunity to develop warlike strengths--virtues to aid us in battle.
For all the saints who from their labors rest, who thee by faith before the world confessed, thy name, O Jesus, be forever blest. Alleluia! Alleluia!Thou wast their rock, their fortress, and their might; thou, Lord, their captain in the well-fought fight; thou, in the darkness drear, their one true light. Alleluia! Alleluia!O may thy … Continue reading Spiritual Warfare I: The History
Draw me after you! Let us run!Song of Songs 1:4 Dedicated to Miss Marcel. 🙂 Crack the Whip When I was young, we played a game called "Crack the Whip". All the children hold hands in one straight line, and the leader starts running in random directions, pulling everyone along behind him. By strength and … Continue reading Draw Me
Sorry my posts have been spotty the past week. I was in Italy! Here are some of the things I saw: The Bernini baldachinum over the main altar in St. Peter's Basilica The Gallery of Maps in the Vatican Museums Bernini's David in the Borghese Gallery The Tiber River The chains … Continue reading Italy
We Catholics are in the midst of a liturgical season called “Lent”, the “long days”. This forty day season leading up to Easter is a time of fasting and prayer, a time of renewal and conversion in preparation for the highest feast. It is modeled after the forty days Jesus fasted in the wilderness before … Continue reading To Be Clean