See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Lead us not into temptation.



Why are we tempted?

One answer, as Pope Benedict points out in his first volume of Jesus of Nazareth: "In order to mature, in order to make real progress on the path leading from a superficial piety into profound oneness with God's will, man needs to be tried.  Just as the juice of the grape needs to ferment in order to produce a fine wine, so too man needs purifications and transformations; they are dangerous for him, because they present an opportunity for him to fall, and yet they are indispensable as paths on which he comes to himself and to God."

1 comment:

  1. Gosh, gosh. Bring it on then, in a way. It is becoming more difficult though.

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