Day 5: through a screen

13 03 2011

through a screen

The devil tempted Jesus in the wilderness… he used Scripture as a basis for the temptations, and Jesus used it right back at him. Take that, temptation.

It would be nice to have that ability, that vision, that clarity in the face of temptations. We don’t have that naturally. Instead, I feel as though when we’re faced with stuff—some stuff, at least—it’s like looking through a screen. Only we think the screen isn’t there. We think we know what we’re doing, we think we can handle it. Sometimes we can. Sometimes we can’t. But when we look back at it, we often see that our vision is not clear.

So I guess the question is, what do we need to do in order to remove the screens blocking our clearer vision?