January 13, 2005
St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas says: “Praise be to Jesus.”

“I have come to lay bare some of the enemy's favorite ways to attack souls who are engaged in good works. It is not enough to verbally give God the credit. What matters most is what is in the heart.”

“The enemy makes these suggestions which are temptations to pride and the spirit of sanctimony:”

“–I am holy because God gave me such and such a cross. See how I suffer. See how well I carry my cross.”

“–God inspired me to do such and such because I'm so holy. I accomplished such and such better than anyone could have. God works through me.”

“–I have such and such a gift (discernment, healing, etc.). I am specially chosen and must let everyone know this so that I can use this gift.”

“Further I invite you to understand that trust in Divine Provision is second only to the virtue of Holy Love. For this trust not only reflects Holy Love present in the heart, but Holy Humility, as well. Through trust the soul can accept the Divine Will and surrender to it.”

“Make this known.”