BEING TEMPTED TO REACH HEIGHTS BEYOND US
In the Gospel today St Matthew tells us how Jesus is set by Satan on a very high mountain and offered the kingdoms of the world in return for worshipping him. From the great height Jesus is tempted with the question which is put to each of us, if you could hold the world in your hand what would you do?
On the mountain we can open our lives to that which is beyond us, or we can close our grasp on that which lies beneath...each of us has been entrusted with some share in God's creation. The temptation is this: through pride, greed or fear to hold fast to that portion of the good things of this world we have been given.
Based on a sermon by Fr David Goodill