How's that for economical writing?
When I think of the more elaborated versions of this story, I think cinematically, with swooping crane shots, up to the mountains and down to the Temple.
And always, always, the same actor plays both Satan and Jesus.
Who is your favorite Jesus? Cast him as Satan.
Who is your deepest temptation? Cast her as the world's Savior.
I'm convinced we're more likely to get in our own way than to be tempted by others.
So, what's your Devil? Can you fast from it during Lent? Or strive to be aware of it rather than unconsciously living the way you usually do? Whether it's a habit of mind or body or spirit, here's a chance to loosen the chains that bind us.
Because it looks to me like either of those people could take them off and go.
(Image from the Rider Waite Tarot deck.)