Every temptation to sin is a dragon in our mind.

In the old days, tales were told of knights fighting dragons. Nothing has changed. Each of us is a knight. Each of us has dragons to fight. Every temptation to sin is a dragon in our mind. We see them as tiny, living electrons. They short-circuit thoughts that connect our minds and souls to God.

Dragons grow into addictions. Some are chemical. Others are moral. Every sin separates the soul from God. Each temptation is a dragon that must be beaten.


The Catholic Church has named the dragons in our mind! The dragons are named pride, envy, greed, gluttony, anger, lust, and sloth. We remember them with the acronym, PEGGALS.

Jesus described how they work against us in Luke 11:24-25.

“When the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he roams through waterless places in search of rest; and finding none, he says, ‘I will return to my house which I left.’ And when he has come to it, he finds the place swept and clean. Then he goes and takes seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there; and the last state of that man becomes worse that the first.”


A mystery: The Catholic Church teaches that there are 7 Deadly Sins. The “unclean entity” is a separate entity who brings the seven deadly sins into our mind. What is the “unclean spirit”? The “unclean spirit” is a living being. It is the polar opposite of our guardian angel.

Each “unclean spirit” is a dragon that seeks to devour our soul. He uses the Seven Deadly Sins to help destroy our soul. Our prayers send them out of our minds. For while, we know peace. We are at rest.

Then, they come back!


Our most powerful weapon against them? St. Michael!

It was St. Michael who led the Heavenly Army. He and his obedient forces threw the disobedient angels out of Heaven! He can send subordinates from his vast army of angels. If we ask with sufficient urgency, they will throw the soul-destroying entities out of our minds!”

We pray: “St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.”


Every day, every Catholic is a knight going into battle. With St. Michael on our side, we cannot lose!

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