Wednesday, September 21, 2016

                How can we discern if one is animated by a good or an evil spirit?

Generally one of the three spirit is Dominant in every soul: in perverse, the devil; in the tepid,the natural (worldly) spirit; and in those who are beginning to give themselves seriously to interior conversion and prayer, the Spirit of God habitually dominates. The great principles of the discerning of spirits was given to us by our Lord himself in the Gospel when he said: "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. By their fruits you shall know them..."(see Mt 7:15-18)if we are prone to wicked or worldly ways, we can ask God to restore his Spirit within us. "A clean heart create for me, God; renew in me a steadfast spirit. Do not drive me from your presence, nor take from me your holy spirit. Restore in your salvation; sustain in me a willing spirit"