The temptation that Satan gave our ancestors in the garden of Eden was the delusion that, by our own initiative and strength, we could have the gifts of God, all the gifts of God, now: that we do not have to wait, do not have to grow up. Satan’s temptation is for us to seize life as our immediate “right” instead of to receive it progressively as God’s gift.

-Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE

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