Spiritual Warfare

sword Don’t you wonder if “spiritual warfare” is misunderstood?

I’ve always been uncomfortable with this language. There is often talk about being out “to the test,” experiencing “battle against demons,” and, in the process, demonizing the works or words of others. Sometimes, you can look at the situation and clearly see the mis-step made by the spiritual warrior that engaged them into their own sense of embattlement.

Too often, it seems as if spiritual warfare is more about I, I, I than Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Is not the battle actually between the Lord and the demons of the world?  Our challenge is in declaring “which side” we will be engaged. I believe that we are called more towards trusting in the Good Shepherd rather than striking out  afield against demons.

When it comes to spiritual warfare, I have declared pacifism and wish the same for you.  May the peace of Christ be with you.

D. Scott Miller

D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.


D. Scott Miller


D. Scott Miller is the dean of Catholic Youth Ministry bloggers which is a polite way of either saying that he is just plain old or has been blogging for a long time (since 2004.)

Scott recently married the lovely Anne and together they have five adult young people and also grandparent three delightful kids (so, maybe he is just plain old!) Scott presently serves at Saint John the Evangelist in Columbia, MD as the director of youth and young adult ministry.

He has previously served on the parish, regional, diocesan, and national levels as well as having taught within a catholic high school. He is one of the founders of RebuildMyChurch and has returned to posting regularly (keeping regular is important to old guys) at ProjectYM.



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