Shutting down the con artist

Recently I came across an episode of a TV show in which a con artist who had been apprehended for fraud was waiting to be booked at a police station. She made the rounds from desk to desk, subtly finding her way into conversations. One by one, she managed to capture the attention of each officer and, by exploiting their weaknesses, made them feel unsettled and inadequate. 

Eventually the staff could take it no longer, and they brought the con artist to the police chief’s office. She started in on the chief but didn’t get very far. Unimpressed, the chief met her attempts to manipulate with an authoritative but calm rebuke. The con artist was silenced, and the officers’ work for the day resumed. 

Now, most of us won’t find ourselves in a police station facing a criminal! But sometimes we might need to detect and put a stop to the tricks, distractions, and manipulative suggestions of mortal belief that would prevent us from living a life that fully embraces spiritual growth and a deepening of our understanding of God. 

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God’s law of harmony
October 12, 2015

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