A few years ago, I spoke to a group on spiritual warfare. After the talk, one of the attendees said to me, “Father, I am certain that I would not be able to sleep this night after listening to your talk on the demons and their activities in our lives.”
Her words reveal the sad attitude that we have towards the demons of today and their activities. Demons are supposed to leave us alone if we stop talking or thinking about them. Truthfully, we can ignore them but they won’t.
Let us hear from St. Peter about demons and our need to be vigilant always, “Your opponent the devil is prowling like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, solid in your faith.”(1Pet 5:8-9) It is thus naïve to think that we are safe simply because we do not want to hear or think about the devil and his demons.
Demons, on the other hand, are constantly busy. They watch us with intense hatred and are fully determined to make us share their fate in hell. The demons’ intense misery makes them work tirelessly in order to bring us along with them into the flames of hell.