“Then he took him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a single instant. The devil said to him, ‘I shall give to you all this power and glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I may give it to whomever I wish. All this will be yours, if you worship me.’ Jesus said to him in reply, ‘It is written: You shall worship the Lord, your God, and him alone shall you serve.’”
Imagine how stupid the devil was in continuing to tempt Jesus.
How does the devil try to wear you down when you are tempted to hoard food or possessions instead of sharing them with the less fortunate?
Allow the grace of your baptism to strengthen you to overcome such temptations.
Heritage word—“Let us pray to His Holy Spirit that we may see beneath the daily surfaces of life the little deaths that shape our way into the mystery of Christ’s rising.”
(Sister Mary Arthur, 7th Provincial of the Toledo Province)