The divider

“The devil provokes arrogance, the judgement of others, closure, and division. He himself is ‘the divider’ and often starts off by making us believe that we are good, perhaps better than others: thus the ground is ready for the sowing of discord. It is the temptation of all communities, and it can instill itself even in the most beautiful charisms of the Church.” — Pope Francis

Reflection: In teaching us to pray, Jesus pointed to the reality of temptation and evil. While the Father created us in and for good, believing this gift makes us better than someone else puts us on the path of sin. What is tempting you to separate yourself from a particular person or from God? When or how do you call upon the Holy Spirit to protect you from evil or help you overcome temptation?

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The divider

Monday, July 6, 2020
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