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OVERCOMING TEMPTATION AND FOLLOWING CHRIST’S EXAMPLE

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HOMILY ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT, YEAR A

Introduction

The familiar story of “the fall of Adam and Eve” found in the book of Genesis, which is related in the first reading of today’s First Sunday of Lent (Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1), is not literally about the eating of ordinary fruit by “our first parents.” Rather, it is about the temptation of human beings and their freedom of choice to obey God, the creator, and the source of eternal life, rather than obey the voice of the enemy of our soul, the devil.Continue Reading...

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