A recent homily in church this past weekend was about temptation. I’ve always thought of temptation as a bad thing. I felt it was a sign I was not strong enough in my faith and I shouldn’t be tempted by such things. I was brought to look at the other side of this topic. We were told that our faith cannot be made stronger unless we are put to the test. It’s okay to hear the sweet sound of temptation. In fact, if we don’t hear it in our lives it may be that we have already given in. At that moment the proverbial light bulb went off. I started thinking about how I am being tested in a huge way right now. The emptiness in my life, my heartache, and the huge void I feel could easily drive me to see things in a totally different way but I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to be tempted by bitterness and a cold heart. So, it’s exam time for me. My study material is patience, resistence, and determination. I plan to pass this big test because I have an awesome teacher. If I believe in him he will guide me along the way to get to a good place in my life again. He will not let me down.