Just shortly after the fall of the angels from the kingdom of heaven, Satan decided to get to work and teach his fellow fallen angels the best way to separate man from the love of God. Satan very quickly started to recruit young demons to his cause by offering a Degree in Temptation and Chaos to any demon who successfully graduates Summa Cum Laude (With highest honors) from his school.
Eventually Satan had found the cream of the crop. He found the most devout, the most loyal, and certainly the most clever of all demons and began to teach them. The school lasted for centuries (On Earth) and only a very few amount of demons still remained as the student body, all of which were still competing for the Summa Cum Laude title.
As the school was getting closer to graduation, there were three demons in particular who had the greatest chance of success with the highest Grade Point Average in the entire course. Satan decided to make it interesting and crown the demon who can answer just one final question correctly instead of final exam full of erroneous and futile little questions. The one question was this…Satan asked, “If there was one thing you that you can say to God’s children, so as to deceive them and make them turn their backs on him and turn towards me, the father of lies, what would it be?”
The first demon, who was named Luxuria or Lust, said “I know! Why don’t we tell them that God really doesn’t exist”. Satan replied, “Very Good Luxuria! However, there are many of men and woman who simply would refuse to believe such a lie. For example, the beauty of the sunrise and sunset, the clouds of the sky, the rain from Heaven and of course the miracle of Life. After the rains, The Most High still keeps his promise of the covenant between him and his people by revealing to them his bow in the clouds. These people are truly heirs to the Kingdom of Heaven and would rather die a painful death on earth than turn away from the Lord and spend eternity here in Hell with us, poor miserable creatures of sin.” Lust turned a sour face. Satan continued, “Alas, I cannot award you the title Summa Cum Laude. You have failed!”
The second demon, who was named Ira or Wrath, said “I have it! Why don’t we tell them that you, Satan, father of lies, a murderer from the beginning, simply doesn’t exist! Satan replied, “Very Good Ira! However, there are many of men and woman who simply would refuse to believe such a lie. For example, the presence of murder and greed throughout the world. The existence of drugs, prostitution, pornography, adultery and death is proof beyond a reasonable doubt that evil really exists. Every time a baby is killed inside the womb of it’s mother by the hands of another human being, this gives way to a barrage of proof that I, the master of evil most certainly do exist. They will not fall for this.” Wrath, who was the most cunning of demons, had also turned a sour face. Satan then said “Alas, I cannot award you the title of Summa Cum Laude. You have failed!”
Satan turned to the last of all the demons left with a very grim and heavy smirk. “So…” sighed Satan, “What about you? What would you say to God’s children, so as to deceive them and make them turn their backs on him and turn towards me, the father of lies?” The last demon who was named Superbia or Pride, hollered “Aha! This is it! Why don’t we tell them that they have plenty of time!” Satan smiled and then chuckled. “Congratulations. You have said well. I designate you Summa Cum Laude and Maxima daemoniorum, which meas the greatest among demons. Now go! I send you out amongst the nations to deceive, lie and create chaos to the ends of the earth!”
The one thing that separates life in eternity (Heaven, Purgatory or Hell) from life on earth is time. We do not know when exactly our end or the end will be. As Saint Peter once said,
“But the day of the Lord shall come as a thief, in which the heavens shall pass away with great violence, and the elements shall be melted with heat, and the earth and the works which are in it, shall be burnt up.” (2 Peter 3:10)
The instant God created the Angels and revealed his plan to them that he would assume a human nature and take it to the cross, every Angel had to make a decision whether to serve God or not. Those who made their decision, made it for all of eternity. Lucifer, called the Angel of Light, who was considered one of the most perfect of Angels, said “Non serviam!” or “I will not serve!” He was then thrown out of Heaven into the Abyss, again for all eternity.
Angels have already made their decision. Only man has time to make his decision. Every day we either move one step closer to God or one step further away. Every time we willingly commit a Mortal Sin, we extinguish the flame of God’s grace in our soul. There are no plains on the spiritual battlefield. It is either a steep climb up or a steep climb fall down.
As we look around the world today, with the wars,fights and uprisings in the Middle East (Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, etc.) the proliferation of Homosexuality throughout our society, the advancement of contraception in our healthcare system, the continued increase in abortions throughout our country and the world, we see that the evil in this world is thick and as dark as smoke.
Remember what Saint Paul said,
“For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
In order to fight this good fight, we as Catholics, must take up our weapon, The Holy Rosary. The Rosary is our sword, our spiritual weapon which is sharpened each time we pick it up. You may ask why so much emphasis on this object which swings from people’s rear view mirror’s? Listen to what Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort writes in his book “The Secret of the Rosary”:
Thirty-Fifth Rose 
“As we have seen, the devils have an overwhelming fear of the Rosary. Saint Bernard says that the Angelic Salutation puts the devils to flight and makes all Hell tremble.
Blessed Alan says that he has seen several people delivered from Satan’s bondage after taking up the Holy Rosary, even though they had previously sold themselves to him in body and soul by renouncing their Baptismal Vows and their allegiance to Our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Incredible! Never think that we have plenty of time. Never think for one minute that the we are too busy, or too tired, or too stressed, or we don’t have the time to pray the rosary. This is what the enemy wants from us. He wants us to let our guard down and believe that there will be no attack. Not even on a Sunday morning, December 7, 1941 would the enemy even think to attack us. Nay!
As we close, let these words of Saint Louis from “The Secret of The Rosary” resonate through your soul:
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“Even if you have to fight distractions all through your whole Rosary be sure to fight well, arms in hand: that is to say, do not stop saying your Rosary even if it is hard to say and you have absolutely no sensible devotion. It is a terrible battle, I know, but one that is profitable to the faithful soul. If you put down your arms, that is, if you give up the Rosary, you will be admitting defeat and then, having won, the devil will leave you alone.
But at the Day of Judgment the devil will taunt you because of your infidelity and lack of courage. “He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in that which is greater: and he that is unjust in that which is little, is unjust also in that which is greater..” (Luke 16:10)
He who fights even the smallest distractions faithfully when he says even the very smallest prayer he will also be faithful in great things. We can be absolutely certain of this because the Holy Spirit has told us so.
So all of you, servants and handmaids of Our Lord Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary, who have made up your minds to say the Rosary every day, be of good heart. Do not let the flies (it is thus that I call the distractions that make war on you during prayer) make you cowardly abandon the company of Jesus and Mary, in whose holy presence you always are when saying the Rosary. In what follows I shall give you suggestions for getting rid of distractions.”
Time is running out. If you have a rosary, pick it up and pray it! If you don’t know how to pray the rosary, then learn! (Or stick around and we will show you how). We cannot afford to stand before the Lord one day and have him ask why we let so many souls go to hell simply because we didn’t know or care.
Saint Louis Grignion de Montfort, “The Secret of The Rosary”, Catholic Book Publishing Corp., N.J., 2004