At the heart of what we face every day is a real Enemy.

"Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour." (1 Peter 5:8)

He’ll stop at nothing to gain new ground, including causing you to kick at the ground He's put you or others on. It's the sin of hubris that is often seen when we have the best of intentions to help but do it in a way that hurts.

The Enemy has a way of asking intriguing questions that sound smart, even in how they're asked. "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

This is why the Church matters - a community under the accountability of Jesus Christ and each other who stick it out when others up-and-run. It's made up of people and God, which means some days the "people" side shows... but some days the "God" side shows

May your desire to not be caught off guard end up blinding you from how you've been caught off guard. May you in a desire to multiply not end up dividing. May we not be charmed with spiritual-sounding arguments out of the clear pathway Jesus set up for us to follow...

BE the Church.

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