Confronting The Devil during Lent.


From Fr. Nathan:
In October 2014, Pope Francis remarked that “in this generation, like so many others, people have been led to believe that the devil is a myth, a figure, an idea,the idea of evil. But the devil exists and we must fight against him.” Many seek to deny the devil’s existence and in doing so make themselves more susceptible to his influence, most especially his ability to tempt us to commit sin. As we begin our Lenten Fast, let us be
aware that the devil, who St. Peter said “is like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour” (1 Pet 5:8) will look for opportunities to disrupt and frustrate our resolve to pray, do penance and give alms in the coming 40 days.
Let us ask Our Lord, His Holy Mother and the Holy Archangel Michael to be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil, trusting that they will assist us when we are tempted and deliver us from the power of the Evil One.