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Temptation – A Blessing

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Are you constantly plagued by temptations?  Are you tempted to criticize others, to become impatient,

to be selfish?  Or do more serious temptations haunt you at times?

Temptation is by no means sinful.  In fact a temptation can be a blessing in disguise.   Each temptation is a golden opportunity to prove our love for God and to merit a rich reward.

If we were never tempted we could hardly grow in holiness.

St. James gives us assurance when he tells us: “Blessed is the one who endures temptation; for when they have been tried, they will receive the crown of life.” (James 1:12)