Tap Dancing

And they ridiculed Him. (Matt 9:18-26).

Herman was bothered by today’s Gospel reading. While Jesus was busy doing good, evil people ridiculed Him. Herman wondered if evil people still do things like that today.


As Herman prayed, he learned something. Yes, the little girl really was dead. She was dead to her father and to the rest of her family. She was dead to her family’s neighbors too. But she was not dead to Jesus!

The perspective of Jesus, both His thoughts and His ways, are different from ours (Isaiah 55:8). And it is this truth of perspective that Satan must overcome if he ever hopes to conquer a human soul.


Satan has a strategy for this — a battle plan that works brilliantly. It’s based on an age-old, two-step trick that never fails to deceive unsuspecting people.

He lies. He does this because he has no respect for truth or facts. The Bible tells us there is no truth in Satan (John 8:44).

He ridicules. He does this because he has no respect for human dignity.


God’s way is truth and life. Jesus is the Way and Truth and Life (John 14:6). Those who are led by the Holy Spirit will focus on truth and life. They will not dance with Satan.


Lies and ridicule! It’s a two-step, spiritual dance that leads to destruction.

When you hear the music (especially on news channels and social media), know immediately that it is not from God. Sit this dance out!

Instead of getting caught up in the moment, respond from God’s perspective. Respond in truth and life!


It’s cool to be Catholic. COOL2B!

In Christ.

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