Comments: Temptation 101

" When we receive everything as we receive the bread of the Eucharist, with thanksgiving, we are blessed by everything we have been given. It’s as simple as that." - Bishop Alan -

Thank you, Bishop. It is when we receive who we actually are (straight, gay, male, female, Greek or Jew) with thanksgiving (like we should receive the Eucharist) that we are actually blessed.
Deo gratias and Kyrie eleison!

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Sunday, 17 February 2013 at 7:56am GMT

you might add to that: failure to trust God in God's love and a failure to love Him and to believe Him. and also having eaten the fruit of knowledge the belief that man can moralise God, that a man's ways seem right to him

Posted by david at Sunday, 17 February 2013 at 2:26pm GMT

Surely the motive in eating the fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil was from a failure to trust God and to want to eat the forbidden fruit, rather than satisfying of appetites and needs. The Lord had already provided all their needs by giving them many healthy fruit, including from the tree of life itself.

They already had the world in their stewardship, but thought they could be God.

We are still like this.

Posted by dee at Sunday, 17 February 2013 at 2:47pm GMT

Well you see, david and dee, you are taking Alan's views and adding your different interpretation to them. To me it is more interesting to listen to Alan's interpretation (Hungry? Curious?) which links both kinds of hunger. To be open to the truth, we have to be open to hearing different interpretations.

Posted by Rosemary Hannah at Sunday, 17 February 2013 at 5:25pm GMT
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