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Friday, September 16, 2016

Romans, Chapter 3, Verse 15-17
15 Their feet are quick to shed blood; 16 ruin and misery are in their ways, 17 and the way of peace they know not.

All have sinned. All human beings are under the power of sin. Therefore all are in need of the grace of God. Sins power is very much like that of a slave dealer or like that of sickness. No one is innocent. Thus is the human condition without Christ.

Wicked Spirits[1]

Great courage is required in spiritual warfare. Our enemies are terrible in strength and numerous beyond count. They are ever active, ever alert to work our destruction. Yet, only one angel of God is able to defeat the devil and all the demons. God never permits us to be tempted beyond our strength. By God’s grace we can resist them and advance the work of our sanctification. Know that the devil fears no person and would destroy us if not for the limits God puts on him and the protection provided by our guardian angels and the other eight choirs of angels. Let ourselves be guided by the grace which the precious blood provides and call upon the intersession of Mary Queen of Heaven. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. (He will go on to easier pickings like any criminal) When tempted call upon the Blood of Christ to give you courage and strength to fight the enemy.

Full Harvest Moon

According to the almanac today is a Full Harvest Moon; plan to have a feast with your children or grandchildren and talk about the family.

[1] St. Michael and the Angels, Tan Books, 1983.

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