The devil can suggest but not compel because we have the freedom of choice to accept or reject him or the Lord. We move towards one or the other through each decision we make. We decide daily if our actions will speak of the love of our God, or of hatred and malice. Our Lord shows His love and fidelity throughout the history of our salvation, and reassures us that He will not leave us orphans. Holiness is the culmination of thousands of decisions small and large each and every day. It is by living a life of love, putting our Lord first and loving our neighbor that we will find joy, healing and eventually our completion through Jesus the Son in Heaven.