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Don't Be So Sure
By
Murray Bodo, O.F.M.
Source: Bringing Home the Word
Published: Sunday, January 27, 2013

Francis says, “When you are too sure of yourself, you are less on guard against the enemy. Be alert, therefore, for the devil who, if he can claim even one hair of your head, will lose no time in making a braid of it.” Little things matter, as St. Francis teaches, with a touch of humor in this passage, especially when it comes to the wiles of Satan. We can be easily compromised by seemingly small decisions or nondecisions that add up until we realize we’ve changed and are no longer single-minded and pure of heart. We realize that evil has braided together strands as thin as hair and made a braid of the small concessions we have made to evil. How do I keep my heart and will focused on good?

Adapted from The Simple Way: Meditations on the Words of Saint Francis, by Murray Bodo, O.F.M.


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