“The germ of all temptation is setting God aside so that He seems to be a secondary concern when compared with all the urgent priorities of our lives. To consider ourselves, the needs and desires of the moment to be more important than He is – that is the temptation that always besets us. For in doing so we deny God His divinity, and we make ourselves, or rather, the powers that threaten us, into our god.”

~ Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI


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These 40 Days Of Lent: Reflection By Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

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