Too often in my own life, I attempt to overcome temptation by focusing on the struggle itself. I think that if I try hard enough to stop being enticed, then the longings will suddenly disappear; however, the reality is that to overcome temptation, I need to have something bigger and more powerful that pulls me beyond that temptation.
The cityscape of New York City is breathtaking, and yet a majority of the people we passed on the street seemed to be unaffected by the larger city around them. It led me to ask the members of the training that evening, “When was the last time you looked up?” It was a rhetorical question, but one that I often think about. It is a reminder to me of not just New York City, but also my relationship with God.