In the name of the Father and of the +Son and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
Jesus, the Christ, belongs to God. He is begotten of the Father from all eternity. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit. He is of one substance with the Father. But in His suffering on your behalf He belongs to you. For in those six hours on the cross He suffered physically for your sins and spiritually through temptation. There, then, He was tempted like no other has been. He was tempted to get down from the cross, to not drink the cup of God’s wrath being poured out on Him, to not be the saving Son of God. Because of these extreme temptations—the same temptations Satan had set before Him during His 40 days of fasting in wilderness after His Baptism—He understands temptation for He has suffered it. He is yours in this temptation. For He can be merciful to you by aiding you, by understanding your temptations, by forgiving you when you fall to them.