St. Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,
and do thou,
O Prince of the heavenly hosts,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan,
and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world
seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
The last several days have been very trying for all of us at the LifeHouse. I have been talking with a few of the other interns and I found myself being lead back to this same thought on more than one occasion. When we are doing good and doing the Will of God that means that we are not falling victim to the lies of Satan. As a result Satan has to try even harder to draw us away from God.
This week many of us have been discouraged by various clients and other factors like our attempts to built a sense of community among each other so we can support one another. As we are facing various challenges and trying to band together, Satan has been trying to tear us apart and create division among us. Why? Because we are accomplishing good and this makes him angry.
As we continue to do this work we can never forget that it is God's work that we are doing and so we need to put are trust in Him and He will give us the grace and strength we need to accomplish His Will. Whether we are struggling with problems on the streets, in the the office, or in our personal lives they are are a part of Satan's plan to discourage us and prevent us from doing good. HOWEVER, God is loving and merciful and He is looking out for us and will help, if we only take the time and ask.