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A Dark Derailment - avoided

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The demonic can work ceaselessly to drive the human spirit off and away from spiritual paths, trying to isolate and disconnect us from a vision of God and into some desolate vision of ourselves.
It being able to perceive our train of thought – here is an example ofan attempted derailment.


It is a bright sunny day, the sky is blue, and my thought goes from the green green, grass of earth upwards to the next chain of positive associations into the clouds and sunshine that lead me to naturally thank God for the day he has made.
Indeed let us rejoice and be glad in it because of all the billions of people on planet earth, very few have the privilege of such unimpeded, temporal visions of peace in such variable and turbulent; political, military and economic, drought-ridden and pestilent climates.


Before I can start out along that journey of thankfulness about something as basic as green grass in a rainy, but sunny,temperate climate from within a reasonably stable western democracy – another t…