Discernment of Spirits by Fr. Timothy Gallagher
The First Rule: The Action of the Good Spirit vs. the Action of the Enemy
Episode 3 • 28m
Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the First Rule:
"In the persons who go from mortal sin to mortal sin, the enemy is commonly used to propose to them apparent pleasures, making them imagine sensual delights and pleasures in order to hold them more and make them grow in their vices and sins. In these persons the good spirit uses the opposite method, pricking them and biting their consciences through the process of reason."
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