St. Vincent de Paul said, “One of the surest signs that God has great plans for someone is when He sends them distress upon distress, trouble upon trouble. The real time to recognize the spiritual mettle of a soul is the time of temptation and tribulation, because the way we are during these trials is the way we usually are afterward.”

Take a few moments to ponder the nature of temptation and how we can use it to our advantage when you listen to Bishop Daly’s brief reflection for the first week of Lent shared with Serrans on Feb. 20, 2021.