Father Mike discusses how unwanted thoughts and temptations come and go, like a bear that intrudes upon your campsite and then leaves if you don’t bother it. Instead of trying to fight off things like anger and sexual thoughts, Father Mike suggests just staying calm and getting out of the way. The unwanted thoughts will leave eventually. Some say they’re the one to blame for inviting the temptation, but our reaction should be the same. You can pray and ask for help, or do what Father Mike suggests by just letting the temptation run its course and then it will eventually leave you alone.
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