The devil has many tools, but one of his favorites is to confuse the issue. He likes to make our choice to sin or not to sin as complicated as it can possibly be. He’ll try to get us thinking about other people, what they’ll think of us, the possible negative consequences if we do the right thing, and so on.
In reality, though, none of those things have any bearing on a moral decision. Even if disaster follows on the heels of doing the right thing (which it usually doesn’t), the right thing was still the right thing to do. The more we think about the devil’s distractors, which don’t matter, the less we will concentrate on God’s will, which does. Continue reading