I saw it with my own eyes…..
Several months ago a little girl came up to communion with her big sister. From where she stood, the statue of St. Michael under the altar rail was right at her eye level.
With her little hand, she reached out and touched St. Michael on the head. Then she stooped over and touched the devil’s head but immediately pulled her hand off and wiped it off on the back of her pants.
This little one clearly recognized the devil! Like her, may we recognize the devil and all of his empty works and promises, and pull our heart away, running to God’s mercy and love.
Michael, Michael of the morning, fresh chord of Heaven adoring, keep me safe today, and in temptation, drive the devil away.”