How are we tempted?

I will be writing extensively on the theme of temptation in the upcoming weeks of Lent and beyond. Temptation is such a big force in our lives. And the effort it takes to resist it is equally powerful.


First Sunday of Lent

Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7

Romans 5:12-19

Matthew 4:1-11  

Last Sunday morning, I was at the pool, sunny myself and enjoying my last day of vacation. All the time that I was at the pool, sunning myself, I had great temptations. What made it crazy was if I were here, I would have been celebrating mass. You see, I was hoping Cheryl Tiegs would come to the pool that morning. Right then I heard the gate open; I turned to see who was coming in, a man wearing a US Navy hat and all hunched over walking with a cane because he dragged his left leg. He sat to my right. The temptation continued, this time thinking Farah Facette would come in. In came a couple, they were holding hands, and they walked very slowly over to the chairs and sat down to my left. The temptation…

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