Today, we hear of how Jesus was tested or tempted in the wilderness, the desert. Jesus had to stand his ground in the face of real, concrete temptation. He experienced three temptations-excessive pleasure, power and honour. This was ‘a heads on’  attack from the devil, the evil one. Here Jesus grew in understanding of his mission and his relationship with his Father. All of us have experienced temptation.
* How have I coped in times of trial, testing and temptation ?
* How have I grown in wrestling with these temptations ?
* Are there things in my life that need changing ?
* What are the obstacles in the way of my relationship with Jesus Christ ?