Do not put us to the test
‘Do not put us to the test, but save us from the evil one.’
In my grief I live on a knife-edge. I am sustained and heartened by the hope others give me. I am eviscerated by my own sadness. Sometimes I feel there is nothing left inside me. Is this the evil one testing me? In the Gospels Jesus experiences a testing at the start of his ministry – called ‘The Temptations in the Desert’ – and his faith in a loving Father is equally tested in his crucifixion: ‘My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?’ Lord Jesus, help me to choose hope when I am tested. Strengthen me with your angels of goodness.
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