May 9, 2006
St. Thomas Aquinas

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

“Listen carefully to what your Thomas has to say. Let it assimilate in your heart. Satan uses many ploys to dilute the holiness in hearts. The problem is people generally do not understand that spiritual warfare is going on within their own hearts. Let me describe to you some of these attacks or doorways Satan uses.”

“One may be the spirit of vanity which keeps the soul in constant turmoil as to physical appearance or how he is perceived by other people. Another may be a spirit of skepticism which encourages the soul to doubt the Messages here, the authority of the Magisterium, and so on.”

“I tell you this–and never forget it–the more the soul cooperates with these spirits, the stronger their grip upon the heart. For instance, the more the soul is concerned for his appearance, the more he will be concerned. The more he explores doubts, the more he will doubt. The way to fight temptation is to keep the Divine Will always in the center of the heart. Contemplate how Divine Providence takes care of appearance, reputation and any error. Trust in this. Desire only to please God, and this desire will be fulfilled.”

“Let the Flame of Holy Love burn away all self-love. With your free will, desire this. All else will fall into place.”