Almighty God, whose blessed Son was led by the Spirit to be tempted by Satan: Come quickly to help us who are assaulted by many temptations; and, as you know the weaknesses of each of us, let each one find you mighty to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7
Fr. Bill reflects on humans failing to be obedient in today's readings, talks about the meaning of the color purple, and asks, "What is the devil that is on your back?"