Friday, August 4, 2017
THERE IS NO HURRY!
It is said that Satan once called to him the emissaries of hell and said he wanted to send one of them to earth to aid men and women in the wrecking of their souls. He asked which ones wanted to go. Many demons volunteered. Satan asked each one, “If I send you, what will you tell the children of men?”
The first one said, “I will tell them that there is no heaven.” But Satan replied, “They will not believe you, for there is a longing for heaven in every human heart.”
The second demon said, “If you send me, I will tell them that there is no hell.” “No,” said Satan. “They will not believe you either. In every human heart there is a conscience, an inner voice which testifies that not only will good be triumphant but also that evil will be defeated and punished. You may not go.”
Then a third demon came forward, this one from the darkest corner of hell. Satan asked him, “If I send you, what will you tell the children of men?” The demon replied, “I will tell them that there is no hurry.”
Satan smiled and responded, “Go!”