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Lead us not into temptation….

As the season of Lent approaches, the Rt Rev Dr Derek Browning reflects on temptation.
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WHAT is it for you? Is it chocolate. Is it that dark, unctuous slightly bitter taste; or the soft, silky creaminess of milk chocolate; or is it the sugary sweet, childhood memory of milk chocolate, mild and rich? Is it wine – the rich, luscious reds or the slightly flinty sharp taste of a good white? Is it whisky, the smooth warmth of Speyside or Campbelltown, or the peaty, rich tar flavours of the Islay malts? Is it the juniper berry that entrances you with the sparkle of tonic? Is it the baker’s shop, with the wafting aroma of so many breads, and the bejewelled array of cakes and tarts and pies and pastries? That’s a whole lot of temptation in one paragraph. I can hear you salivating from here. Temptation comes in many forms.

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