Stay focused on Jesus…and make him one of your best friends….
I envy you Jesus my friend
For you overcome all temptations of the fiend
World’s riches, honor, glory for you, are nothing and empty
For in you, lies the eternal and real glory.
You exhausted satan of all his tricks
You embarrassed him of his dirty tactics
Food, he offered, from stone to bread
You shamed him saying, ‘bread is not only your need.’
The world and its treasures he offered to you
The condition is for him to rule over you
Same, the offer you turned down immediately
Because for you, the worship to God alone is necessary.
Satan enticed you off the cliff, jumping
He said, ‘angels down there are waiting’
You said, ‘get lost satan out of my sight
Dare you no put God to the test.
Satan was trapped by his own snare
As he tried to stop your mission so dear
To tell us of your Father’s Kingdom in heaven
and to lead us there when our days ripen.
Jesus I plead with you, your courage I need to gain
To help me stop satan’s ways so mundane
Guide me to follow your ways
And help us to desire God always.
Jesus thank you for showing us the way
To conquer the motives of the enemy
By letting him explore all means of temptation
While you remain unmoved, still standing on your ground.
Jesus give us the courage to dare
To see and avoid the devil’s snare
So that we may not lose sight of your person
As you lead us to our eternal salvation.
I composed this poem prayerfully while contemplating on the scene of the temptation of Jesus by the evil one. This is one of the fruits of my thirty-day retreat in Jesuit’s Retreat House in Kew in June 2009.