Sunday, November 2, 2014

Do you fight in the spiritual battle?

    There is a spiritual battle going on, whether you acknowledge it or not.  “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens.” – [Ephesians 6:12]  All traditional weapons are useless in a spiritual battle.
    So, what are our weapons for the spiritual battle?  Saying prayer is both the most obvious answer, but also an answer that is easily overlooked.  Sure, there are other things we can do (fasting and almsgiving), but prayer needs to be our primary means.
    Prayers to Our Lady are some of the most powerful prayers.  Jesus gave her to us as our Mother, too.  If Jesus is to be our Brother, we must accept His Father and his Mother.  Revelations in talking about the woman that gave birth to Jesus says, “Then the dragon became angry with the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep God’s commandments and bear witness to Jesus.” – [Revelations 12:7]
    So, the devil (dragon) is waging war with us, the offspring of Mary.  So, as our Mother, she certainly has a responsibility to take care of us and we can go to her for protection.  And Jesus, as the good Son that He is, will surely listen to her prayers for us.  Let us then ask her assistance in this battle.

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