Posts Tagged ‘Temptation’

09 – Wilderness Temptation 2

Part two of George MacDonald’s Unspoken Sermons, Temptation in the Wilderness, addresses the last two temptations recounted in the parable and brings light to their meaning then for Him and the world as well as for us here and now.

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08 – Wilderness Temptation

Here we delve into the Gospel account of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness after fasting for forty days. MacDonald leads us into a deeper understanding of what must either be a parable or a fiction.

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12 – The New Man

Temptation might be something with which we would happily do away. We discuss the necessity of temptation in the process of transformation.

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11 – The New Man

A closer look at temptation and the role it plays in us in bringing the Intellectual Center and the Emotional Center under the influence of Higher Centers.

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10 – The New Man

A fresh and interesting esoteric look at the idea of temptation in the Gospels and what it means in regard to our spiritual development.

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09 – The New Man

The idea of temptation as necessary for self-development, and ultimately, transformation. The devil, the wilderness, temptation and the three levels of truth explained and explored.

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"No good deed goes unpunished."

The person most frequently credited as the originator of the phrase is playwright Clare Boothe Luce. Also credited have been playwright Noel Coward, writer Oscar Wilde, journalist Walter Winchell and the late Washington Post writer Bill Gold. The original idea is probably an ancient proverb.

Appearing cynical on the surface, a closer examination of human nature reveals the False Personality to be incredibly vengeful and petty due to its hubris.

Plato has Socrates say, "An unexamined life is not worth living." The reason no good deed goes unpunished is because most people are living lives not worth living. If you feel a sting, that probably means you are spending more time and energy examining the lives of others than you are examining your own.