Spiritual Battle

Discern – distinguish (someone or something) with difficulty by sight or with the other senses.

I read this definition on Saturday. I was reminded again that we needed to be the eyes and ears of Jesus. Then I saw the two words “with difficulty” and decided that was not for me. Can we change the definition? Part of point 2015 in the Catholic Catechism says “There is no holiness without renunciation and spiritual battle.” This spiritual battle also sounds very difficult. Yet, we cannot leave our brothers and sisters on the battlefield alone. Eyes and Ears. Spiritual Battle.

In Ephesians 6, the Apostle Paul talks about this spiritual battle. After mentioning the only offensive weapon, the Word of God, he goes right into prayer. Ephesians 6:18 – With every prayer and petition, pray at all times in the Spirit, and to this end be alert, with all perseverance and requests for all the saints.