Posts Tagged ‘Wilderness’

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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08 – The New Man

We examine the meaning of being tempted and how temptation is employed to bring us to the point of decision between the higher and the lower in us.

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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.