Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, is the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time.
Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalms 95:1-2, 6-9; 1 Corinthians 7:32-35; Mark 1:21-28
“The devil is a kindergartner compared to Jesus and Mary.” So said a friend of Tom’s in college — a friend who later became a renowned theologian.
It’s a great summing up of the devil, and today’s Gospel shows it to be true. Christ faces the devil and commands him with authority. The devil does not stand a chance against him.
There are two great errors in many people’s thinking about the devil. One is to believe that he doesn’t exist.
“It is in his interests to make himself ‘unknown,’” said Pope John Paul II. “Satan has the skill in the...READ MORE