The serpent is not a bad creature – just an early ancestor of advertising which promises us the world, offering us the power and popularity of a god if only you eat this, do this, buy this, own this, wear this, shop here…
The scriptures have all the drama, intrigue, sex and violence offered by any modern novel or TV mini-series.
The Psalms were prayers that Jesus knew by heart and prayed daily from memory.
We know Peter’s response. But more importantly, how do you respond today?
It was the opening of today’s gospel that prompted me to seek signs: This is a wicked generation; it is asking for a sign.
a father taught his child to pray this prayer especially in the middle of the night when the child woke and felt sad or anxious.