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10th March 2019 – Lent 1C (COCU 19C)

AN OPPORTUNE TIME
(Luke 4:1-13)
Oscar Wilde* professed
resisting everything
except temptation.

I relate to that!
Blatant, subtle, as a friend,
but with one purpose.

Temptation fools us:
be relevant, amazing,
even powerful!

A subverting thought,
emerges opportunely,
and preys on my mind.
        Jeff Shrowder, 2019
 
*I had earlier attributed this quote to Mark Twain. Oops…
 
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