(Genesis 2: 7-9, 3: 1-7 Romans 5: 12-19 Matthew 4: 1-11)
Thank God; the season of Lent is with us again! We now have the greatest opportunity to have some serious private time to rethink of our relationships with God and our neighbors. Most of us spend so much precious time criticizing and judging other people without making any effort to recalibrate our own personal lives. But, is it worth spending precious times in finding faults with others while our individual souls lie in ruins, especially when we have not been able to sustain a willing spirit within us?
Temptation, with all its attractive lures, is all abounding. Without any cooperation with, and adherence to, the promptings of the Holy Spirit, we stand to fall so flat as to lose our baptismal dignity and character. We ought to be very wary about the consequences of a life of instant gratification which is offered by temptation; we should choose wisely to put our souls in a better position to benefit from the salvation won for us by Christ. A daily life of systematic endeavor to be in sync with the abiding graces of God in a matrix of prayer and chastity will definitely enable us to overcome temptation and its vain promises.