Pope Francis: Refuse Evil with the power of the Word of God
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'Jesus decisively rejects all these temptations and reaffirms [His] firm intention to follow the path established by the Father, without any compromise with sin or with the logic of the world. Note well how Jesus responds: He doesn’t dialogue with Satan, as Eve did in the terrestrial Paradise. Jesus knows well that one can’t dialogue with Satan, because he is so cunning. For this reason, instead of dialoguing, as Eve did, Jesus chooses to take refuge in the Word of God and to respond with the power of this Word.' ~ Pope Francis
These are fine words from His Holiness. There is no doubt that Holy Mother Church is in a time of great temptation. I hope that His Holiness can see this, having been courted by the World's press and greeted with glowing reports in the mass media, mouthpieces of the 'kingdoms of the world'.
Before, during and after the upcoming Synod on the Family, many will be seeking Satan's kingdom rather than God's Kingdom. Even Bishops and Cardinals will likely be among those seeking the overthrow of true doctrine that saves for something false and more comfortable, that will be more palatable to modern man. If you cannot 'dialogue with the Devil', as His Holiness so rightly says, then why encourage dialogue with people within the Church who may just as well be his minions - who propose to the Church a more comfortable, easy manner of life for the Christian which demands no self-sacrifice and the obscuring of the reality of sin?
These are such fine words from the Successor of St Peter. Let us pray to God then that Pope Francis and the College of Cardinals and the Bishops Conferences will emphatically act upon them, firmly reject falsehood, the path of easy popularity with the World, proclaim the truth about the sanctity of marriage, the grave sinfulness of divorce and remarriage, defend the Most Holy Eucharist from sacrilege and defend infallible Church teachings from the wolves both within and without the Church who seek their overthrow. Why, indeed, not do it taking 'refuge in the Word of God' and 'respond with the power of this Word'? May Pope Francis be what Blessed Pope John Paul II was and his Successor was. A champion of Christian marriage and the family!