‘THE LAST PIECE OF POPPADOM’: weekend retreat


Ever witnessed the strange phenomenon of the gradual disappearance of the final poppadum until a minuscule fragment remains to be consumed by the greediest, or to remain untouched, a symbol of exhausted powers of division or communal sacrifice? A light metaphor for serious temptation? Let’s face it, being tempted means we actually want the thing that is tempting us, and the devil loves failure. This weekend we examine temptation and resistance in light of the extraordinary fact that Jesus was tempted in every way as we are.