WHAT’S IN A NAME?

Each one of us has a name. Our name identifies us. Like each one of us, the saints and angels also have names.

One such angel, a fallen angel, has the name “Devil”. Let’s take a closer look at his very unique name. The devil’s name begins “de”. The prefix “de” often refers to a lowering. For example, a demotion is a lowering in rank in the workplace. Desensitization is a lowering in a person’s sensitivity. The devil, as we know, lives in hell, the lowest place of spiritual existence.

The end of the devil’s name describes his character. His name contains the word “evil.” The devil is pure evil as his name apppropriately defines. Everything the devil is and does is in his name.

We are Catholic. We know the devil exists and he would like nothing more than to take us down, to descend into hell, into the pure evil existence of his being. The devil’s very name says it all. What’s in the devil’s name? Everything we need to know!

Ponder: What can you do to fight the daily temptations of the devil each day?

Reflect: Mt. 26:41

Pray: Heavenly Father, lead me not into temptation and deliver me from evil.