prayer for the day.
Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let us find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
(from the liberti Lent & Easter 2012 prayerbook & the Book of Common Prayer)
The first Adam sinned by eating. Christ prevailed by self-control.
-Theodore of Heraclea
It is the policy of the Devil to persuade us that there is no Devil.
You can’t conceive, my child, nor can I or anyone, the appalling strangeness of the mercy of God.
The God of curved spaces, the dry God, is not going to help us, but the son whose blood spattered the hem of his mother’s robe.
-Jane Kenyon, “Looking at the Stars”
more on the why and how of Lent here.