April 27, 2014

Positivity: The Christian life is a constant battle against evil, Pope reflects

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

From Vatican City:

Apr 11, 2014 / 07:36 am

Pope Francis centered his daily homily on the topic of temptation, observing that it has a specific structure, and encouraging attendees to learn from scripture how to fight the devil.

“We too are tempted, we too are the target of attacks by the devil because the spirit of Evil does not want our holiness, he does not want our Christian witness, he does not want us to be disciples of Christ,” the Pope expressed in his April 11 daily Mass.

Speaking to those gathered in the chapel of the Vatican’s Saint Martha guesthouse, the pontiff highlighted that every Christian struggles against the spirit of evil, just as Jesus did during his life and ministry.

Drawing attention to how Jesus himself was tempted, the Pope emphasized that as his followers, we too are the subject of spiritual attacks which seek to deter us from the Lord, because the devil “does not want our Christian witness.” …

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