#Lent: Keeping Away (from cliff edges)


(Monument Valley, UT)

Here’s something for Lent to consider, how close do we get to the cliffs of temptation?

“Free cheese is always available in mousetraps.” (Anonymous)

It’s been hard for me this Lent giving up chips and cheese. I like salty things, especially with sandwiches (a tad boring without chips to perk them up.) Temptation hides in kitchen cupboards waiting for me in bags of crispy chips.

Must say several times I’ve opened a bag and even put my hand in, but somehow managed to put everything back in the cabinet without indulging.

Close to the edge, but not toppled over?

I like chips, but I adore cheese. It’s much harder giving up cheese.Thus the cliffs of temptation vis a viv cheese must be avoided from a greater distance: I’ve gone back on the vegan wagon so cheese is not (not not not) an option.

Just sayin’ getting close to edge is a relative thing when it’s easy to fall in temptation whether it’s cheese, chips… or something more serious.

Whatever temptations we face, it’s good to keep at least two feet from the edge of their cliffs (& be on the lookout – sometimes cliffs are hard to see.)

grace, peace & cliffs of temptation(s)

Virginia : )

“No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” (I Corinthians 10:13)

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2 Responses to #Lent: Keeping Away (from cliff edges)

  1. Cindy Kranich says:

    Amen, GL❣️

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