The source of all evil

21 June 2017

The devil, the source of all evil, leads us into temptation in particular with thoughts of disbelief, blasphemy, hesitancy, despair, pride and vanity. Indirectly, he brings us into temptation through other people, with thoughts of superiority, vainglory, anger and lust, with avarice, greed, envy, strife, judgment of others, gossiping and so on. The devil also brings temptations to the body with sloth, gluttony, inebriation, fornication, weakness of the will, hardness of heart and suchlike.