It is a fact that too many Christians do not believe in the devil, just as the Cardinal who alarmed Father Gabriele Amorth, the famous exorcist and expert on Mariology, by saying one day: “Nothing but superstition!”.
Some people see the devil everywhere, paying him an unhealthy amount of attention. It is too bad that so many Catholics make the God of Love appear off-putting which of course plays the game of the devil.
The good news that all Christians should radiate is that we are children of God. But how can we go on to evangelize without radiating the love of God? How can we pass on the fire of love if we are merely “religious” and not nestled against the heart of Jesus?
Below are the major few ways to beat the devil
Under the protection of Mary
Surely, the devil exists and “possesses” some people, although a limited number. If there is one sure way to preserve us from the devil’s influence, it is by letting ourselves be attracted by the goodness and beauty that comes from the good and from our God and Father. God himself has taken the royal road by following Mary’s example and putting himself under her protection.
Complete trust in the Father’s Love
Throughout the life of Christ, to the top of Golgotha, He shows us how to resist Satan and to overcome evil: by relying totally on the Father, leaving ourselves to his love. This can not happen without our participation, without being watchful, every day and throughout all our life, in order to “transform our state of servant into the rewarding identity of a son.”
The Christian is called upon to take up this fight as another Christ, not by offering blow for blow to the evildoers, but in peaceful witness to the truth Let’s be reminded that our struggle is not directed against creatures of flesh and blood but against evil spirits that inhabit this dark world.
Let us not pick on people who have not gotten the chance to know the Father, rather, let us obey Christ and follow the instructions that Paul gave to the Christians of Rome. Let us fight evil with good because, revenge begets revenge, and it does not break the chain of evil but it perpetuates and worsens it.
Humility, faith and prayer
Lastly, the most formidable devilish trap, is the half-heartedness, indifference, and spiritual numbness that gradually leads us into darkness. How can we avoid them and the group of satanic temptations?
The solutions have been known for two thousand years: and they are humility, faith, prayer (the Rosary), visiting the Sacraments more frequently (Mass, the sacrament of reconciliation), living a Christian life in conformity with the Gospel, doing charitable works and forgiving our enemies.
Once more, following the examples of Mary and putting ourselves under her protection.