Continuation of a series of talks I gave on St. Ignatius of Loyola’s rules for discernment of spirits, drawing on Fr. Timothy Gallagher’s material as well as the actual rules from the Spiritual Exercises.
Rule #12 – St. Ignatius gives us an example of what the enemy is like and applies it to the spiritual life. The key moment to resist temptation is right at the beginning of it. Otherwise, it snowballs and grows in force and strength and can overpower us.