March 10. Sunday Lent1C. Fr Oliver asked the altar servers, “I know you have been studying about temptation. What was Jesus being tempted to do? Mpumi knew the three temptations, “turn stones into bread, worship the devil and test God to protect him.” “Yes, but what is behind those and how do they apply to us?” Fr continued. “Could there be temptations to want power, material, political or religious power, even making them into idols, that is worshipping the devil too? I think you need to go and discuss this more at home and think about our own reality with the elections coming up.”
The devil showed him all the kingdoms of the world and said, I will give you all this authority and glory to you if you will worship me.” Luke 4:1-13.
Pope Francis: The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money. Man is reduced to one of his needs alone, consumption. EG 56