“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” — St. Francis de Sales
The devil is: a slanderer, a deceiver, an accuser and a tempter. We know this from Holy Scripture.
When you slander others, you do the will of the devil not of God.
When you deceive others and yourself, you do the will of the devil not of God.
When you accuse others, you do the will of the devil, not of God.
When you tempt others to join in your slander, your lies and your accusations, you do the will of the devil, not of God.
Put away all slander, deception, accusation and temptation. God gives you the power to be Holy, so choose holiness. Your eternal soul depends upon it.
“We never give more honour to Jesus than when we honour his Mother, and we honour her simply and solely to honour him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek — Jesus, her Son.”
— Saint Louis Marie de Montfort
But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, as for murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their lot shall be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
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It’s popular today to ignore the reality of damnation but here’s the problem of doing so: Jesus clearly expressed the truth that some are damned. Jesus loves every man brought into this world, but His love will not save us from ourselves. We have the freedom to choose eternal life or eternal salvation and the Christ our judge will respect the choices we make. If you choose to lie and fornicate, if you choose sexual perversion, if you choose idolatry and the ways of the devil (no matter how cleverly disguised), you will burn forever. With that being said, it’s not too late. Jesus gave Peter the Keys. The Church offers you the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Jesus is reaching out to you at every moment. Choose life. Go to Confession regularly and change your ways because Christ the judge is watching and He will respect your choice to follow Him.
Jesus Himself compared the Church to a fishing net in which good and bad fish are ultimately separated by God Himself. There is also the parable of the Church as a field on which the good grain that God Himself has sown grows, but also the weeds that “an enemy” secretly sown onto it. Indeed, the weeds in God’s field, the Church, are excessively visible, and the evil fish in the net also show their strength. Nevertheless, the field is still God’s field and the net is God’s fishing net. And at all times, there are not only the weeds and the evil fish, but also the crops of God and the good fish. To proclaim both with emphasis is not a false form of apologetics, but a necessary service to the Truth.
— Pope Benedict XVI