Running Away, Running Toward Temptation and Love


We often think of avoiding temptation, but this is only one part of the spiritual life.  What is temptation leading us away from?  This is the other part of the spiritual life: to return to what we have abandoned by temptation.


First Sunday of Lent

Year A


First Reading: Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17

Second Reading: Romans 5:12-19

Gospel: Matthew 4:1-11


This homily was given at the 10:00 am Sunday Mass at St. Margaret of Scotland Catholic Church in St. Louis, Missouri, where Br. Thomas More is ministering as a deacon during his final year of initial formation.