Spiritual Advisor's Corner
Those lanternflies are everywhere! It seems like the Fall has brought the "falling" of the lanternflies. They're dropping from the sky, all over the place. I go for a run every day, but one particular day I killed 9 of those things, as we're supposed to do.
The problem: You just can't kill them all. They just seem to be multiplying. I'm pretty sure only Divine Assistance will help us get rid of those things.
It seems to me that sin is the same way. We can try and kill it off on our own, but it just keeps attacking and multiplying. It is only through the grace of the Sacraments, particularly the Sacrament of Reconciliation, that we will be freed from the scourge. No actions on our own will get rid of them. Only the power of the Cross and Resurrection, brought to us through the Sacraments, can conquer it. Thank God for the gifts of the Sacraments. Now, if only God will do something with the lanternflies!
Father Timothy Sahd