The first is: "not to forget that the devil
exists." The cardinal notes: "The first lie, of which we are often victims, is to make us believe he does not exist."
Second, the cardinal
proposes that the faithful "not forget that the devil is a tempter."
Third, he reminds
readers that the devil is "very intelligent and astute."
Fourth, the cardinal advises his
flock to "be vigilant," since the devil goes about, in the words of Saint
Peter's First Letter, like "a roaring lion seeking
someone to devour."
Fifth advice: "Believe firmly in Christ's victory over the
Sixth: "Christ makes us participate in His victory."
The seventh counsel is to "listen
to the Word of God," resisting the enemy
"firmly in the faith."
The eighth is to
"be humble in mortification," as temptation is always "a
call to follow the path of egoism." (Pride
is the devil's strongest point.)
Suggestion No. 9:
"Pray without ceasing."
Tettamanzi asks that the faithful
to "adore the Lord our God and worship Him only."