Daily homily thoughts, 2/10

Today we celebrate St. Scholastica, sister of St. Benedict. One of the most famous legends about St. Scholastica has to do with a dialogue she had with St. Benedict, wherein the two discussed many holy things all night long. Our alleluia refrain today is from Acts and references the dialogue we ought to have with the Lord Jesus: “Open our hearts, O Lord, to listen to the words of your Son.” And yet the first reading is about a different type of dialogue, a dialogue with the devil. He seduces Eve. Pope Francis today reminds us not to dialogue with the devil; the devil will likely win. Best to avoid him altogether and dialogue with the communion of saints, and with the Lord.