Gustave Doré (1832-1883)
The Fall of Satan
Illustration for John Milton’s “Paradise Lost“
God’s Spirit of love gives me the power to practice patience with those who aggravate me, visit someone who is lonely or ill, give food and clothing to those in need.
God’s Spirit of love gives me the power to say no to injustice, speak out against racism and prejudice, practice simple living in a society where money and possessions have become more important than integrity, humility, and kindness.
God’s Spirit of love gives me the power to be a willing servant of God’s mercy, compassion, and forgiveness as I go about my daily responsibilities.
Jesus said, “I have observed Satan fall like lightning from the sky. Behold, I have given you the power to ‘tread upon serpents’ and scorpions and upon the full force of the enemy and nothing will harm you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:18-20