by Patti Armstrong 07/12/201 National Catholic Register
Exorcists encounter evil up close—sometimes in bizarre, hair-raising ways. They are in the person of Christ, in humble obedience to their Bishop and with access to the power of God and his Church to drive out demons. Their courage comes from certainty that God is the ultimate power. Exorcists warn lay people not to take up ghost busting or deliverance on their own, yet we have access to the same courage through our faith and a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Reasons not to Fear
In an interview with Msgr. John Esseff, an exorcist for the diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania for over 40 years, he said people should always remember that spiritual warfare is not a fight between equals. The devil hates us, according to him, but what is more important is that God loves us.
“Don’t be surprised when you put on a uniform that you get shot at,” Msgr. Esseff said. “We [Christians] wear the military armor of Christ. Pray for a canopy of angels around you, below you and beside you to protect you.” Read the rest of this story at The National Catholic Register