Saturday, August 16, 2008: (St. Stephen of Hungary)

Jesus said: “My people, every day you do battle with the devil in every action that you perform, so there is no denial that he exists. Those, who say there is no devil, are denying the reality of their temptations and even denying their sins. But I see all of your sins and the intentions in your heart that prompted your sins. You may fool people on the earth, but I see all that you do, and you will be judged on your actions. The devil takes on different forms from ugly even to an angel of light. Any temptation for sinful pleasures or sinful earthly desires comes from him, however he may try to deceive you in his lies. It is the excesses and your wasting of time that he uses to try and take away your prayer time. When you have an urging by your guardian angel to do a good deed, the devil will then try and persuade you to not do it because it is too troublesome or inconvenient for your selfish time. Do things out of love for Me and love for your neighbor instead of refusing to be led to do something against what you would rather be doing. You have to make time for prayer and good deeds, and do not waste all of your time on entertaining yourself. Once you learn to deny yourself and give everything over to Me, then you will be on the right path to heaven, just as the children are dependent on their parents.”