Fr. Elija Vella OFM Conv. --- The devil's tactics to distract us away from JESUS
God is omnipotent
the devil is impotent = when we are one with God
God is the universal Conqueror
the devil is the restless loser
God is unity - three persons in one - The Holy Trinity - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
the devil works alone - there is no unity among demons, more so among their human clients who fall to their evil misconceptions to power, success, pleasure...
God is selfless, unconditional love
the devil is incessant envy and hatred
God - the Creator is humility and loyalty
the devil never accepted this - that is why he is the proud, rebellious plunderer
Jesus is the all power in the inspired Word of the Holy Bible made flesh - Divinity and Humanity
the devil still is constantly jealous of God - to be exalted like Him
God gives us free will
the devil tries everything to invade us with his evil suggestions to sin - in order to separate us from God's happiness and wisdom.
God gives importance to our present wish to transform our lifestyle for the better.
the devil torments us of our past - so that we feel ashamed to go to confession
God is Truth and nothing but the Truth.
the devil is illusion, lies, vulgarity, dishonesty...
God is the spiritual beauty of the heart
the devil is the evil spirit behind attractive temptation.
God chooses the humble who call for His guidance.
the devil chooses our weak moments of isolation ...or success; the need to feel loved and appreciated ...or popular, surrounded by admirers...to manipulate us with thoughts of self-pity ...or superiority... in order to fall to sin
God is the dignity of our personality
the devil is the degradation of our personality
God is self-control and respect
the devil is instant gratification and abuse
God is righteousness
the devil is wickedness
God is faithfulness
the devil is deception
God is obedience
the devil is rebellion
God is courage, calmness and trust
the devil is fear, anxiety and stress
God is salvation
the devil is damnation
God is pure light
the devil is adulterated darkness
God is union and tolerance
the devil is division and discrimination
God is compassion - He knows well our weak nature.
the devil is insensitivity - he tries everything to inflict havoc of our weak nature
video published on 17 Mar 2013 - Pope's first Angelus:
God never gets tired of forgiving. We get tired of asking for forgiveness
God is forgiveness, and by repenting with a contrite heart and by the Sacrament of reconciliation our God forgives and forgets our sins forever
the devil is the accuser and keeps on oppressing us of our sins, even forgiven ones
Pope Francis: Confess to God without fear
God is serenity
the devil is confusion
God is eternal Heavenly joy
the devil is eternal condemnation in Hell
God is peace in abundance, even in hard and difficult times
the devil is spiritual warfare, even behind successful and enjoyable circumstances
God is perseverance, maturing us in His mysterious ways and time
the devil is desperation, accusing us that we are good for nothing ...or praising us that we are the best
God is pro-life of all creation
the devil is pro-destruction - abortion; euthanasia; abuse of land, air and sea; ...attacks on priesthood and on the family...
God is mercy
the devil is tyranny
the devil distracts
God is silence and wisdom
the devil is cacophony and irrational behaviour
God is praise
the devil is curse
God is marriage between one man and one woman united in Him till death.
the devil is divorce in all aspects. - from reality, from reason, from society, from family, even from my own self
Pope Francis: Divorced people who remarry aren't excommunicated!
God humbles the proud and raises the humble
the devil destroys the proud with illusions and ridicules the humble
God is always with us, ready to help us to come back to Him !
the devil leaves us alone guilty in despair with our sins that he himself had lured us into.
God is freedom from our own self --- from our selfish emotions, from our senses, from our desires, from our reason, from our misconception --- by His grace of Heavenly joy from this earth - even during suffering injustice, ill-health, ridicule - forgotten and abandoned !
the devil is slavery to our daily withering body - deceived to skin-deep beauty, to power, vengeance, envy, greed, self-centeredness - the dillusioned success that still keeps our heart empty, isolated from God - even while partying with 'friends' and having a 'great' time.
Fix Your Eyes on Jesus
God Our Father.1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us 2 while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. For the sake of the joy that lay before him he endured the cross, despising its shame, and has taken his seat at the right of the throne of God. 3 Consider how he endured such opposition from sinners, in order that you may not grow weary and lose heart.
La donna che schiaccia il serpente - The woman who crushes the serpent