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Updated: 12/06/2012 08:00:05AM

Christmas season temptations

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ROGER CAMPBELL

By ROGER CAMPBELL

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R obert Ozment opened his book, “But God Can,” warning his readers about the universal danger of temptation, writing: “Temptation is a traveling companion of every person who walks down the corridor of life. It has no regard for custom, race or heritage. It cuddles up to the rich and the poor. It stands beside the intellectual giant as well as the illiterate; it travels with those who ride in royal coaches, and walks with the peasants. It snuggles up to the saint and grabs the hand of the avowed sinner. Temptation slights no race, it skips no generation. Wherever you find human life, you may be sure temptation is near.”

Since no one is immune to temptation’s alluring call, we need to stay alert during times when we’re more threatened by its power; to seasons when we’re most likely to yield to its faithless reasoning.

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