All of us struggle with temptation from time to time.  Sometimes we are more vulnerable to temptation than others.  People can try to exploit that vulnerability for their own gain – how quickly in recent years have our favourite sporting events become awash with betting advertising, for example?  Today’s Gospel reminds us that Jesus, being … Continue reading Temptation

10/2/08 – “Giving Up” During Lent

What did you give up for Lent? It’s a common question at the beginning of this liturgical season. Yet sometimes we can become preoccupied for forty days about what we won’t do again until Easter. This doesn’t mean that we should not abstain from things of our choosing during Lent. We must, however, do so … Continue reading 10/2/08 – “Giving Up” During Lent