Jesus' temptation by TheRevSteve
Jesus’ temptation, a photo by TheRevSteve on Flickr.

From the New Testament reading at Morning Prayer:

The devil took Jesus to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour; and he said to him, ‘All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Away with you, Satan! for it is written,
“Worship the Lord your God,
and serve only him.” ’
Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.
(Matthew’s Gospel, chapter 4, verses 8-11, NRSV)

A message which is as unpopular as ever…

This is a section of a window in St. Mary’s church, Ware, Hertfordshire.