Saturday, August 13, 2005
On Temptation

This is concluding a series of thoughts today on prayer, temptation, and doubt, which many people can easy find themselves in. Even Our Lord was tempted in the desert for 40 days with the devil even quoting Scripture (Matthew 4:1-11), but only Our Lord knew the true meaning of each line in Scripture. It is through the Church that we find a home, the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit and home of the sacraments. You can try to find a religious denomination or pray on your own but you will never know God completely without 1) prayer and 2) the Sacraments of the Catholic Church.

The bottom line is that in our own hearts we already know God. Our souls know God and never let satan come into your hearts and steal your joy from you. Keep watch with Christ and study the Word of God and soon all of our sunsets will turn into sunrises. Prayer, the Holy Mass, devotion to Mary, the reading of the Bible, etc. all prepare our souls to know God.

* I was inspired to write this after reading an article on Christ-Haunted about the top 100 Catholic Quotes of all time.

Image Source: Image of Palm Sunday Tridentine Mass, believed to be in the Public Domain

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