Wednesday, April 17, 2002

I'm working on a Padre Pio audio book that we are releasing in June in time for Padre Pio's canonization. I'm currently reading the text and this line struck me:

Demons appeared to him, he reported, in the form of friends, colleagues, his superiors, Pope Pius X, Jesus, Mary and his guardian angel. He could always discern the diabolic character of these visions through a certain feeling of disgust and by his insistence that the supernatural visitors declare, "Praise Jesus!" If they refused to praise Jesus, he was convinced that they were of the devil.

Next time someone fills you with a certain feeling of disgust, no matter who they are, ask them to "praise Jesus" and who knows maybe they'll vanish.