All posts tagged: Satan

temptation and the will of God – a reflection on Luke 4:1-13

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Gospels / Lectionary / Lent / New Testament / Year C

The following is a reflection on Luke 4:1-13, the Gospel lesson appointed for the first Sunday in Lent, Year C, according to the Revised Common Lectionary. Temptation. Let me go out on a limb here and say that most of us aren’t tempted to do truly diabolical things, because most of us aren’t diabolical people. I’ve never been tempted to kill anyone. Or to steal a car. Or abduct a child. Or hurt someone just […]

the good news about being lost – Matthew 16:21-28

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Current Affairs / Gospels / Lectionary / New Testament

The following is a reflection on Matthew 16:21-28, the Gospel lesson for August 28, 2011, according to the Revised Common Lectionary (Proper 17). • Be sure to check out a reflection on the Hebrew Bible lesson for the same day . “Get behind me Satan!” has been a stock conversational phrase in our culture for quite some time now. But, even though we use it, and hear it, often, I’m not sure we’re much closer […]