One Sunday morning, everyone in one bright, beautiful, tiny town got up early and went to the local church. Before Mass started, the townspeople were sitting in their pews when suddenly Satan appeared. Everyone started screaming and running for the front entrance, trampling each other in a frantic effort to get away from evil incarnate.
Soon everyone was evacuated from the church, except for one elderly gentleman who sat calmly in his pew, not moving, seemingly oblivious to the fact that God's ultimate enemy was in his presence. Now this confused Satan a bit, so he walked up to the man and said, "Don't you know who I am?" The man replied, "Yep, sure do." Satan asked, "Aren't you afraid of me?" "Nope, sure ain't," said the man. Satan was a little perturbed at this and queried, "Why aren't you afraid of me?" The man calmly replied, "Been married to your sister for over 48 years."
There is a devil. The greatest fallacy of our age is denying his existence. The greatest work of the devil is that he has made us believe that he does not exist. Where there is evil, there is the devil.
The devil is our enemy and this is one enemy we should not love. The devil is the best tempter and most sensual seducer. The devil is relentless and will never stop until we have fallen into sin because he wants us to be with him in hell forever. He/She/It will tempt us to consider ourselves as better than God or the chance to play God with every temptation we face.
13 March 2011