Evening: Psalm 64, 65; Matthew 4:1-11
Jesus overcame three temptations; they are ours to wrestle with as well – 1. living only for my own satisfaction; 2. serving the illusion that I am more important than anyone else; and 3. spending my life in pursuit of material things, thinking they will make me happy. Most of our quarrels with others spring from these three temptations. Seeking to calm these inner passions is one of the great spiritual quests on the way to inner freedom and fullness of life. It might make us nicer to be around, too.