Lenten Temptation 3

Why does God allow us to be tempted? Precisely because we grow so much when we are. We grow in faith. We grow in fortitude. We grow in humility. We learn to trust less in ourselves and more on God. Our prayer deepens. We turn more fervently to the Sacraments. Slowly, surely, we become more mature spiritually as God’s grace engages our freedom.


  1. Refinement! Passing steel through fire, or burning out impurities from a valuable stone (preferred by the engaged female human species). Nothing can be pure or better in any way without passing first through fire. Temptation can be a hot flame, but persevering over it, squelching it, one is able to have a good and holy sense of pride, and knowledge of the power of good over evil. He can then count his blessings and offer the praise up to our Lord. .. .. Or something like that. 😉
    God’s love!

    • Something like that for sure! There are so many good lessons the cross of Christ can teach us, if we are willing and have the patience to learn. God bless!

  2. [Rom 5:3-5 NKJV] 3 And not only [that], but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
    We are promised much out of testing times. Above all they show God to be strong in our weakness.

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