the devil comes and takes away the word

September 19, 2015 6:00 am

“This is the meaning of the parable. The seed is the word of God. Those on the path are the ones who have heard, but the Devil comes and takes away the word from their hearts that they may not believe and be saved.” (LK 8: 11-12)

“The word of God” and we have the same enemy—“the Devil,” who “comes and takes away the word” from our hearts. The word of God goes directly to our “hearts that we may believe and be saved.” This is the main concern of God’s word for us—to save us. The devil, an enemy, tries to do everything to “take away the word from our hearts.” He knows perfectly how much God’s word can change ourhearts for the better. What we can do to protect ourselves is to start our meetings with God’s word articulating loudly—“I do believe, and I want to be saved; Jesus, be with me and protect me with my Guardian Angel and the Holy Family.”

“Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart and yield a harvest through perseverance.” (Gospel Acclamation)


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