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Temptation: The Ordinary Ways the Devil Attacks Us

Temptation is the devil’s ordinary mode of action (see 1 John 3:8– 10). Satan is the tempter (1 Thess. 3:5), and just as he incited the Fall, he still directly influences us to reject grace and commit sin. Temptation is common to all.

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Putting Up with Trials and Temptations

 

"What toil we must endure, what fatigue, while we are attempting to climb hills and the summits of mountains! What, that we may ascend to heaven! If you consider the promised reward, what you endure is less. Immortality is given to the one who perseveres; everlasting life is offered; the Lord promises His Kingdom." - St. Cyprian of Carthage

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Overcoming Temptation

April 20

April 20

 “Ceasing to struggle because of our defects when there is opposition to a serious mistake can lead us to that form of pride called pusillanimity, lack of courage and strength to bear misfortune or undertake large enterprises.”

                                              --Francis Fernandez, In Conversation with God, Vol. 2

 For Reflection:

Am I being tempted in this way today? Regarding what? How can I overcome this temptation?

(Quote from Graceful Living)

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