No matter how hard we try to avoid temptations, they find their way into our spiritual life. It seems as though they lie in wait for us, trying to catch us when we least expect them, or when our resolve to avoid them is weak. The story of Jesus’ temptations in the desert gives us hope. His response to the tempter came from a realization that his mission was from God, and not from the attractions offered by the devil. In the face of temptation, our strength comes from remembering our true self, a son or daughter of God. Nothing is greater than that.