Discernment of Spirits by Fr. Timothy Gallagher
The Second Rule: Strengthening Movement of the Good Spirit v Biting of the Enemy
Episode 4 • 28m
Fr. Timothy Gallagher discusses the Second Rule:
"In the persons who are going on intensely cleansing their sins and rising from good to better in the service of God our Lord, it is the method contrary to that in the first Rule, for then it is the way of the evil spirit to bite, sadden, and put obstacles, disquieting with false reasons, that one may not go on; and it is proper to the good to give courage and strength, consolations, tears, inspirations and quiet, easing, and putting away all obstacles, that one may go on in well doing."
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