Biblical Interpretations

How many times have we seen people who have more money, fame, and popularity than we do?  Quite often  we give some thought to what we might want to “do” about it.  The possibilities can sometimes be quite frightening.

This situation is commonly called temptation.  Remember that temptation itself is not a sin, but an opportunity to choose for God or against God.  Thus it is, above all,  the moment of “choice.” 

In the Gospel for the first Sunday in Lent (Luke  4:1-13),  Jesus give us an idea of how we could respond to temptation.  Precisely, what is Jesus’ reaction?  First of all, a little background.  “Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, departed from the Jordan…”   Two things are crucial: “Holy Spirit,” and “Jordan.”  Coming from the “Jordan,” most likely meant the event of Jesus’ baptism.  It was at the Baptism that the Father and the Holy Spirit made an…

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