Subtitle: A commentary on these warring days
The devil led Jesus up, showing him, in an instant, all the worldly kingdoms, saying, “I will give you their glory and authority, for it has been given to me to anyone I choose. Worship me and it will all be yours.” Jesus answered, “It is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him’” (Luke 4.5-6a, 7-8)
Only when one knows and obeys an authority greater than one’s self can and will one resist the incessantly covetous siren call of the inner tempter to seek to clutch, to control more than what is rightfully one’s own.
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Illustration: Temptation on the Mount, Jean-Marie Saint-Eve (1810-1856)