Lent 1 - Year A
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7
Satan tempts, G*D tempts, creatures tempt, relatives tempt.
You might get the idea that temptation is a baseline part of creation. Could it be any other way and still have a dynamic participation in a movement toward what is sensed as a better future?
Would you want to make a decision that wasn’t in some way related to knowing it was a good decision. Can that be done in any other way than in contrast with other options/temptations chosen against?
If there is not a temptation in a decision, it might be argued that there is no decision being made.
Bless your temptations. Against them you are more human. Being human is a good place to be - in the middle of yesterday’s rules and tomorrow’s wisdom.