I recently read this great line from Brennan Manning’s The Ragamuffin Gospel

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“The Evil One is the great illusionist.  He varnishes the truth and encourages dishonesty.  “If we say, ‘We have no sin,’ we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth has no place in us” (1 John 1:8).  Satan prompts us to give importance to what has no importance.  He clothes trivia with glitter and seduces us away from what is real.  He causes us to live in a world of delusion, unreality, and shadows.”

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