In an account in which only Satan, wild animals, and angels are with Jesus, the reader is also present.
I am more at home with the ashes of Lent than with the perfect lilies of Easter.
This is not a metaphorical desert. Left alone here at high noon, Jesus could die without water.
Portrayed as a cowardly dolt, Nicodemus is usually spotted skulking about under cover of darkness.
The Tempter will return again and again. But we are never left alone.
April 8 (Luke 19:28-40)