Before the First Week of Lent ends, allow me to share a few words of reflections.
The Gospel passage last Sunday was about the Big T: Temptation.
When God created the world, he did not expect it to be flawless. Remember the Scripture only said that it was good, He did not mention that it had to be perfect. God wanted balance, that’s why He gave man freewill to do things. Exactly what Adam and Eve displayed with the forbidden fruit.
They were tempted. And they gave in.
Giving in. Yes, temptation is everywhere, BUT we can choose NOT to give in.
It is probably still the hardest thing yet to achieve, even ice creams are named Temptations!
Someone even argues why we should NOT resist temptation. E. H. Chapin says:
“The trouble with resisting temptation is that you may not get another chance.”
Cruel Life! Here’s something even more cruel.
Giving into temptation, I believe, is far off from taking chances. I think that if we pray for it, we would better discern the two, and we can make a really good choice between the two.
Clearly, the Big T for me is the cause of the Big C: Cancer. Cancer in society that is rooted by GIVING IN TO temptation.
What do we choose?