Wednesday, February 24, 2010

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.” Isaiah 5.20

We are faced every day with choosing Christ or the world, whether it is in our place of work of the Church itself. The world, because it is held hostage by the devil, continues to try to convince us that evil is good and that darkness is light. This war is waged within our flesh as Saint Paul says, “for the good that I will to do, I do not do; but the evil that I will not to do, that I practice.” (Romans 7.19)

The only way to defeat the flesh is engage the battle with prayer, fasting and almsgiving (works of charity) for the Glory of God, that our “light so shine before men, that they may see [our] good works and glorify [our] Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5.16) “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.” (Romans 8.5) When we practice prayer, fasting and works of charity we are putting the flesh to death for the glory of God.

Embrace Great Lent as the battle between flesh and spirit and glorify God!

No comments: