Focuses on the Temptation of Christ in the Desert.
For to despise the present age, not to love transitory things,
unreservedly to stretch out the mind in humility to God and our
neighbor, to preserve patience against offered insults and, with
patience guarded, to repel the pain of malice from the heart, to
give one’s property to the poor, not to covet that of others, to
esteem the friend in God, on God’s account to love even those who
are hostile, to mourn at the affliction of a neighbor, not to
exult in the death of one who is an enemy, this is the new
creature whom the Master of the nations seeks with watchful eye
amid the other disciples, saying:”If, then, any be in Christ a new
creature, the old things are passed away. Behold all things are
made new” (2 Cor. 5:17).
St. Gregory the Great