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Jesus is Tempted in the Desert

February 29, 2004

Jesus is driven by the Spirit into the desert in order to be tempted by the devil. The three temptations–to sensual pleasure, to power, and to pride–respresent three fundamental ways that all of us can be distracted from the path that God wants us to walk. It is therefore a salutary Lenten exercise to attend carefully to the texture of Jesus’ responses.