Temptations

Day 66 March 8, 2014
TEMPTATION

“The greatest temptations are not those that solicit our consent to obvious sin, but those that offer us great evils masking as the greatest goods.” ―Thomas Merton

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For forty days, being tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. -Luke 4:2

 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up ; and he arose . And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately , Why could not we cast him out ? And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.  Mark 9:27-29 KJV

“We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it: and Christ, because he was the only man who never yielded to temptation, is also the only man who knows to the full what temptation means.”   ―C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Fasting of the Tongue  by Robert Frager

Fast for two or three days from using untruthful, harmful, or hurtful language. Try to be aware of your language whenever you speak. Every evening, look over your day and review how well you did at the fasting of the tongue.

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Love God, Love Christ, Love Others. I am passionate about creating Missional Relationships that encourage disciples to personify Christ's message. As a minister in a Community of Christ congregation in Virginia I am learning everyday what it means to be vulnerable, to risk, to experiment, to share in a world that needs the redemptive healing of Christ. View all posts by 365MissionalPractice

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