“Then the devil took him up to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in their magnificence, and he said to him, ‘All these I shall give you, if you will prostrate yourself and worship me.’ At this, Jesus said to him, ‘Get away, Satan! It is written: The Lord, your God, shall you worship and him alone shall you serve.’”
Do “kingdoms”—possessions, power, reputation, success—ever get an unhealthy hold on you?
What “kingdom” tempts you the most?
What do you need in order to choose freedom when driven by any of those “kingdoms”?
Heritage word—“We cannot untie and free ourselves unless we ourselves are interiorly free.”
(Sister Mary Louise Ann, 8th Provincial of the Toledo Province)