Monday, August 9, 2004
In the course of our daily lives does the reality of the Devil enter your mind? Are you unaware of his schemes. I was thinking about Barbs entry the other day about the worrier, the critic, the perfectionist, the victim. The devil no doubt has a place in our theology, but do we even think about him in the daily events of our lives? Has it ever crossed your mind that not every thought that crosses your mind comes from you? The burst of anger I've experienced driving to work in rush hour traffic, in the midst of everything else that may be going on in my life. We are being lied to all the time. Yet we never stop to say, "Wait a minute... who else is speaking here? Where are those ideas coming from? Where are those feelings coming from? If you read about the saints from every age before the Modern Era- this pride-filled age of reason, science, and technology we are throughly educated in- you'll find that they take the devil very seriousely indeed. So I guess I'm just saying maybe when these thoughts enter our minds, maybe it's just the devil telling us lies, making us think things that are untrue about ourselves. In all that is going on in the world, makes me think of the spiritual battle I'm in. What do I need to do I ask in my prayers. Am I doing it?