“Then he led him to Jerusalem, made him stand on the parapet of the temple, and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written: He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you, and: With their hands they will support you, lest you dash your foot against a stone.’ Jesus said to him in reply, ‘It also says, You shall not put the Lord, your God, to the test.’ When the devil had finished every temptation, he departed from him for a time.”
When you are tempted to be unfaithful to your Lenten observance, look at Jesus squarely in the eye and ask him for a share in his strength of soul.
Listen to what Jesus says to you.
Draw on that moment often throughout the day.
Heritage word—“Goodness triumphs over evil.”
(Sister Joan Marie, 9th Provincial of the Toledo Province)