Recently, Simon and I got into a little bit of a debate about whether or not the devil could read our minds. I said that he could. Simon said that he couldn’t. It was very foolish of me to start writing on a topic without referring first to religious scholars, and even more foolish to cross Simon 🙂
So, since then, I googled it. Virtually every Protestant minister who came up on Google says that No, the devil cannot read our minds, and the Catholic Church agrees. I found this answer from a Catholic priest who is also an exorcist particularly interesting. https://spiritualdirection.com/2013/08/29/can-demons-read-our-thoughts
According to this priest, only God knows our souls. Catholics often pray through the intercession of Angels and Saints, and if we send Angels and Saints a message, they will receive it, but they must be invited in, and they never know us the way that God does.
I find this so comforting, and I hope that others will too. Thank you, Simon.