"Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Monday, October 14, 2019

**Confusion Is from the Evil One

        Jesus taught his disciples in Matthew 5.37, "Let your 'Yes' mean 'Yes,' and your 'No' mean 'No.' Anything more is from the evil one." The evil one and those who are influenced by him love to sow confusion. Instead of coming straight to the point, they expend a lot of words to deflect the truth—a trick employed by many deceptive politicians. I had watched a the Amazon Synod a few times on YouTube and found that whenever a reporter asked the panel a question, the responding member usually gave some vague, drawn-out response difficult to follow. Alas, when the Holy Father was accused of not believing in the divinity of Christ on earth, we only got a weak explanation via some Vatican spokesperson. Why couldn't the Holy Father settle the issue by openly declaring to all that he either believes or doesn't believe that Christ is divine on earth! By the same token, when we pray to God, we should be clear and specific about what we ask for.

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