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Wednesday, December 03, 2008



I have never thought of a distraction as a moment of suffering because distractions are usually interesting. I would have normally thought it was more a moment of temptation. I need to give this some thought because I can see how when one is deep in prayer a distraction could be either a moment of suffering or a moment of temptation.


This quote is very true. It is especially true for me during Mass. It's not always just simple distraction, but more often worry, anxiety, and other things that are not of God. I was never aware that the evil one would try to tempt us like this until Fr. Rocco and I were discussing it once. Being aware, alone, has given me freedom to reject those thoughts and distractions and focus more properly on Mass or prayer.

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