For most of us temptations can be classified into three types: money, sex and power.
But there are some more subtle temptations that we face. It’s those I want to finish by looking at.
• The temptation to see church as a cruise ship and not a battle ship
The temptation is to see church as a cruise ship – where we are entertained, where our needs are met; but a better image of the church is as a battleship – where we have to play our part, where we are equipped and trained, where what we do is not for ourselves but for others? The temptation is to think: what can I get out of it but it should be: what can I give?