I beg of you, pastors: Be aware of your surroundings, and that includes what is happening in the media. Deception is at a peak, and it includes a brazen manipulations of words, something with which Satan has much experience. He twisted the words of the Old Testament over and over as he tried to temp Jesus in the desert. Why would his tactics change today? Stand — as Jesus stood — for Truth.

Understand that today you will read and hear the words “mental illness” in place of Islamic terrorism after an Islamic terrorist or sympathizer has committed a heinous act of violence.  All the more reason you should arm your parishioners with knowledge and truth.