Saturday, 7 January 2012

Mount of Temptation

Most appropriately, the Mount of Temptation looks quite forbidding - at least, it certainly did when we were there.  For us, it was just a momentary pause in the midst of a busy day and plenty of bus travel.  We simply stopped near the foot of the mountain and spent a brief time looking and reflecting - but even that short opportunity to think was a timely reminder of the challenge and contribution of temptation to Jesus' ministry.  Without it, he would not have been human - and that means that being tempted was a genuine challenge for him, as it is for us.  That is not easy, but what we do with that challenge - and, at different times it will be different things - but our response contributes significantly to our Christian commitment and to our discipleship.

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