The first reading for today is from Malachi 3 : 1-4
1 ’Look, I shall send my messenger to clear a way before me. And suddenly the Lord whom you seek will come to his Temple; yes, the angel of the covenant, for whom you long, is on his way, says Yahweh Sabaoth.
Temptations surround us constantly each day. Being prayerful and turning toward God in our daily lives helps us to say to the devil’s temptations and yes to God. When we open our hearts to Christ we are inviting Him to purify and refine our lives.