At that moment I took a deep breath remembering the final lesson from the previous year’s teaching on blessings and curses (per the daily prayer call). The object of the enemy is to steal, kill, and ultimately destroy – but, what exactly is it that is subject to being stolen, murdered and brought to destruction? The object of the enemy is to make you question yourself to a point where he injects mental confusion, fear, self-destructive attitudes which lead to destructive behaviors. He sends distractions like the wolves in sheeps clothing. He desires to disrupt peace. He gives the illusion of a thing being “good” – you know, “the grass being greener on the other side” sort of picture. He wants us impatient and anxious. He wants us void of hope and desolate of faith.
by Misha Roth