As I was shoveling I was reflecting back on Friday evening in Fort Collins with the Northern Colorado Men's Forum. That gathering was a real shot in the arm for my energy and zeal. It was the first presentation of the new year for me and it really kicks my speaking schedule into high gear for the next ten weeks. Even though I didn't specifically reference this passage Friday night, these words from Sacred Scripture keep reverberating in my mind today. "Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you."
What actions have I taken in my spiritual journey to submit to God and resist the devil? How do I resist temptation to sin? I can't simply build a fort and hope to keep the devil out. It requires an abundance of God's grace and my cooperation with that grace. Subsequently, do I immediately turn to prayer and seek God's grace when facing temptation? If not, why not? Do I believe in the power of prayer? Do I truly believe that God has called me to sanctity?
Have a blessed Sunday!