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The Lies of the Devil and the Empty Promises of the World

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Sep 16, 2021.

  1. Michie

    Michie Human rights begin in the womb. Supporter

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    One of the great illusions under which we labor is that if we only get just one more thing from this world, then we will be happy. Perhaps we think that if we just had a little more money, or a better job, or the latest iPhone, or if we were married to so-and-so, or if we lived in a better neighborhood, then we would be satisfied and content at last. But “at last” never seems to come even if we do get some of the things on our list. As Ecclesiastes puts it, The eye never has enough of seeing, nor the ear its fill of hearing (Ecc 1:8). Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income (Ecc. 5:8).

    Although we realize this deep down, we continue to fall for the lie again and again. We think that just one more thing will do the trick. So we lay out the money and spend the time. And then the delight lasts twenty minutes at most! The world just can’t close the deal.

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  2. timothyu

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    Seems to be such a fruitless endeavour, especially when at your own demise I doubt anyone takes stock of what they have, but merely clicks off the switch.
     
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  3. Chrystal-J

    Chrystal-J the one who stands firm to the end will be saved Supporter

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    The closer I get to God, the more the devil tries to derail me. But, like Mother Angelica said: "Holiness isn't for wimps, and the Cross is not negotiable, sweetheart, it's a requirement."
     
  4. Chesster

    Chesster Junior Member

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    "You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you." - St. Augustine
     
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