Threefold lust: Satan’s playground

Posted by on Mar 14, 2011 in blog

In last Sunday’s Gospel, we heard from Matthew’s gospel (Mt 4:1-11) about the temptation of Jesus in the desert by Satan.  I often wondered why Jesus let himself be tempted and why he didn’t just crush the devil at this time.  To understand why Jesus was tempted, we have to go back to Genesis 3. When the serpent entered the garden, he tempted Eve with half-truths.  He told Eve that if she ate the fruit, she would not die and that her eyes would be opened...

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Where is your Lenten journey leading you?

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011 in blog

  I am often asked a number of questions about Lent… though 90% of those questions tend to be about fasting and abstinence: when we can and cannot eat meat, what constitutes a “meat” (generally friends from law school), what time is the parish fish fry, etc.  A question I don’t hear as often is WHY do we set aside these 40 days of discipline, detachment, and deprivation.  What’s the point? I think this question is key as we begin our...

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