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.