” He said in reply, ” it is written: one does not live on bread alone”, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God”.
*** Mt 4:4***
Now that the Lenten journey for the Catholics has begun, let us not forget that it is a forty day journey and a journey of redemption, that helps us get to know ourselves better, as we move forward along this journey of life, better and stronger each day. Jesus also walked this forty day journey through the desert and was met by Satan along the way, Satan tempted Jesus to go by the side of the dark, but with true faith in himself, as well as with his father, he walked away from the temptation better and stronger. Even Adam and Eve who was put within the garden of Eden resisted the temptation of all the fruit, til the serpent also known as Satan, came to them and tempted them to eat the forbidden fruit from the forbidden tree, Adam and Eve did give to temptation and since had opened their eyes to their big mistake. We also within this Society have many temptations all around us, Satan is even more around us than before. The temptation of evil is strong, but when we stay true to ourselves, stay true to who we are and have complete faith in ourselves, as well as Jesus Christ, then the good will always be stronger than any Evil will ever be.
When Jesus walked this journey through the desert, he did so with only the clothes on his back. Now this may be hard to believe, but when you have true faith in God, as well as yourself, there is nothing we can not do with determination, faith and a purpose for which direction to walk, now you have a recipe for success at whatever you want to succeed in. Even with all the ugliness we see today, success is still there for each of us, when we truly believe in ourselves, not only forgive ourselves, but forgive those around us, acknowledge the love of God within our hearts and souls, so we than can share that love with each other. We have always had the power to succeed inside us, it is just that we never give ourselves a chance to succeed, because we get so caught up in the crap around us, we never take the time to have faith in anything let alone ourselves.
Lent is a time to reflect on our time so far along this journey of life, so we can correct where we went wrong and fix what we need to fix, so we can continue moving forward stronger and better. Lent is also a time to reconnect with ourselves as well as with Jesus Christ, through Lent we learn to resist any Temptation whether good or bad, so we can than identify all the different kinds of Temptations, but the biggest part of Lent is the re-connection with ourselves and knowing who we truly are and the re connection with Jesus as he guides us to prosperity, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.
” There are many different kinds of temptations around us that will derail us along our paths, but true faith in ourselves and Jesus will keep us on the right track”
” Temptation is a way for the evil of Satan to control us, it is the belief in ourselves and Jesus that keeps temptation from controlling us”
” Lent is a forty day journey that keeps us focused and keeps us from giving in to temptation”
” The temptation of evil may be strong, but the love of God within us is even stronger and helps us resist all kinds of temptation”