Sunday, February 21, 2010
THE TEMPTATIONS OF JESUS IN THE DESERT
This is a dramatic video presentation of the First Sunday of Lent's Gospel concerning the temptations of Jesus in the desert. It is a bit too razzle dazzle for me, but it is good nonetheless although it takes license with the Gospel accounts:
The Temptation of Jesus in the Wilderness: As the apostles testify: (Mark 1:12; Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13)
After a forty days fast the Devil approached him and said:
'If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread'.
"It is written: Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God'. "After Jesus was baptized the Spirit led him into the wilderness, to be tempted by the Devil.
The Devil then took Jesus to Jerusalem on the Temple and said:
'If you are the Son of God," he said, "Throw Yourself down. For it is written: "He will command his angels concerning You, and they will lift You up in their hands, so that you will not strike Your foot against a stone."
Jesus answered him:
"It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"
The Devil then took Jesus on the highest mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and said:
"All this I will give you," he said, "if You will bow down and worship me."
And Jesus said:
"Away from me, Satan! For it is written: 'Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.'"
Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him