Testing the Spirits. Family Thought for the Day. 7 January

Fr Paul sometimes thought he was talking to a brick wall. He knew that some of his mass-goers would be going to the Pentecostal church down the road later in the day where they preached about prosperity while he was doing his best to follow the teaching of Pope Francis who focused so much on the poor. “How can I get through to these people,” he prayed every day.

Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are of God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world.   1 John 3:   

Pope Francis:   Christian spirituality proposes a growth marked by moderation and the capacity to be happy with little.  LS 222

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