Temptation

In Sunday's Gospel we saw Jesus tempted by Satan. He shared completely in our human condition, and this includes the reality of temptation; a fact of life that none of us are spared from.  To be tempted means that someone is dangling in front of us some thought, word or deed that is very appealing, but also very harmful and dangerous.  

To surrender to temptation is to sin.  That means we knowingly, and willingly, choose to participate in some activity that goes contrary to good reason, and to the plan of God for us.  We can be tempted to doing sins of commission, and of omission.  Omission means that we willfully neglect to perform our duties; we pass up a good thought, word or deed that we were expected to perform.  

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