Some people seem hell-bent on finding the darkness in every situation. Jesus heals the sick and frees the demon bound – and all that the Pharisees see is wickedness! If they were around today, they’d team up with the folks at a parish I’ve heard about who anonymously leaflet the parking lot during Mass. They’re always sore about something, and they point the finger at everyone but themselves. Those who are obsessed with evil might benefit from a little demon release of their own.

—Alice Camille, 2010: A Book of Grace-Filled Days © 2009 Loyola Press, Chicago IL.

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