I am going to go out on a limb and say that the Evil Satan is the Leader of this world. He is the Father of Lies. Lie No. 1 – You have to be rich to be happy. Lie No. 2 – You have to move up in the world to be successful and happy. Lie No. 3 – You need to be pretty and smart to be happy and successful. Lie No. 4 – The world is the only place that matters. Lie No. 5 – The happiness you seek is in drugs, food and sex.
I am sure that I will be pilloried by those who follow these lies and believe in them. That is not going to stop me at all. There are millions of people in the world who are happy without these things – the trappings of success. Lies are so rampant that people make concrete structures from them. A building can be a tissue of lies, wrapped with words, documents, products, and profit margins. It is a lie to think that a company is successful because it has a good profit.
Do you believe everything that is seen by the stock market? Is the stock market a lie in itself? Why do people invest in it? It is a lie too.
We are all sitting on unsteady ground. None of us are really secure. The Father of Lies webs us all up in his magic and makes us believe he is real and will give you all you need. This is what WE are up against. Those who manufacture lies and follow the Evil One are destined to be like the weeds that are burned after a harvest.
Those who feel that they are given a God-given talent and want to pursue success must listen avidly to God’s prodding and making them depend upon His Divine Providence. This is what God wants from the world. It is not enough to feel that God is present when you go to daily Communion. It is more important to feel that God is listening to you and you askHim for guidance. It is always good to question the thoughts that come to you and make you want something or someone. Always ask God what to do. He will answer.