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Beyond Temptation

Doug Hearn | Monday Feb 27th, 2023

As we navigate our own lives, we face countless temptations that may lead us astray from our values and beliefs. We are tempted by material possessions, social status, and the desire for power. We also must remember that these things are fleeting and temporary. They may bring us temporary pleasure and satisfaction, but they cannot provide us with true and lasting happiness.


Jesus’ steadfastness in the face of temptation is an example for us all. It reminds us to remain true to ourselves and our values. We must resist the temptation to compromise our beliefs in exchange for material gain or societal acceptance. Instead, we should strive to live with integrity, honesty, and compassion for all those around us.

In our modern world, we are faced with many challenges— poverty, inequality, and injustice continue to plague our society. It is our responsibility to work towards a better world, one that is rooted in compassion, kindness, and empathy. We must be committed to serving others and fighting for justice, even in the face of adversity and temptation.


Let us remember the lessons of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness. Let us be steadfast in our commitment to serve others and reject the temptations that lead us away from our values. May we find strength and courage for a just world and continue to work towards a better world for all.

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