Words for life
First Sunday of Lent
In this reading we find a summary of how the Lord was tempted and how we are tempted. What is temptation? It always includes some form of deception although it wouldn’t encourage us to do some kind of wrong directly. That wouldn’t be very subtle.
When sometimes we have got to do things quickly, the temptation is to think that the things of God (the ten Commandments, the Church’s teachings, the Gospel) are not real or important. We have actually fallen into temptation when we put aside or ignore the teachings of the Lord and the Church.