There is a Lenten story about Satan, the ”master ~ seated on his throne. All the minor devils are gathered at his feet, waiting for instructions. Satan speaks: “Who will go out to work for the destruction of souls on earth?” One of the minor devils immediately answers, “I will, master, I will!” “How will you tempt them to do evil? What will you tell them?” asks Satan. The minor devil answers, “I’ll tell them that there is no God.” Satan is not pleased. “That will not do! People on earth know there is a God,” he says sadly.
Again Satan asks the question: “Who will go out to work for the destruction of souls on earth?” “I will!” A second minor devil answers. “And what will you tell them?” asks Satan. “I’ll tell them that they are too evil to come to Him,” the devil replies. “That won’t do either,” Satan says impatiently. “Their very need will drive them to Him. Moreover, they…
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