Minding Our Spiritual Step

Lent begins with the Devil tempting Christ to cast himself from the pinnacle of the temple, with abusive reference to the ninetieth Psalm: “He has given his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways . . . lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.” Though man lives “in every wordContinue reading “Minding Our Spiritual Step”

All Kings Shall Adore Him

Embarking upon his earthly ministry, Christ is “led by the spirit into the desert, to be tempted by the devil” (Mt. 4:1). Taking Jesus up “into a very high mountain,” the evil spirit shows him “all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them.” “All these I will give thee,” he promises, “ifContinue reading “All Kings Shall Adore Him”