Feb 4, 2009

The Devil Plays his Cards Well

Perhaps this has happened to other Catholic bloggers. You get these great, imaginative, and wonderful ideas for future blog posts during Mass. For some time, I've mistakenly thought they were inspirations from God. Now I am convinced they come from the devil. Here's why.

The devil is aware that distractions during Mass will be rejected and converted into discussions with Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament. So the devil makes a trade-off. he wickedly provides really good ideas for posts, even spiritually valuable ones, to trade for your time with Christ. Guess who gets the better deal?

The devil knows quite well that most of his good ideas for posts will never be implemented because of my forgetfulness and lack of time. But he wins because I am distracted from what I should be doing--adoring God and communicating with His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

The devil plays his cards well. Just got to remember the purpose of his game.


Anonymous said...

I have thought about this occasionally and here is my 2 cents. We are to be in a continuous communication with Christ - we are to pray always. Just because the idea comes during Mass does not mean it is evil in origin. True adoration of our Lord transcends Mass and fills every second of life.

Curmudgeon said...

I rarely have great blog post ideas at Mass. I'm too distracted by my kids (and by all that novus ordo furniture between me and the altar) to be distracted by my blog.

Anonymous said...

I think the blog author is right on this one -- inattentiveness during Mass is to be confessed as sin.

It is also one of the reasons why, during an FSSP Mass at least, that the Confiteor is said a second time right before one receives the Eucharist.

- Keith