Tag Archives: Temptation

The Last Miracle

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To listen to today’s reflection as a podcast, click here Every day during this season of Lent we’re looking at the miracles of Jesus – his spectacular displays of supernatural power that are reported in the Gospels.     Open at random any of the four Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life, and you’re likely to land in the vicinity of a miracle. At least 40%… Read more »

Facing Temptation

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In April 2019, Ksenia Ovchinnikova bought a McDonald’s cheeseburger in her hometown of Omsk, Russia. It turned out not to be a happy meal.   Ovchinnikova, who is a member of the Russian Orthodox Church, was overwhelmed by guilt.  She had made a heartfelt spiritual resolution not to eat meat during Lent, the stretch of 40 days that precedes Easter…. Read more »

Lead Us Not into Temptation

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Wouldn’t it be great if there were a 67th book of the Bible, one reserved for all the verses that people think are verses but never have been verses? We could call it the book of Hesitations.  Hesitations 3:16: “God helps those who help themselves.”  Despite the fact it’s routinely quoted with biblical conviction, that’s actually the gospel according to… Read more »