The "pinnacle of the temple" recalls the pride of usurping God's Power, of trying to live beyond His reach. We must topple ourselves from the pinnacle of pride and lift ourselves up by prayer to the pinnacle of God Himself. The "kingdoms of the world" represents those who covet mere earthly "glory." To offset this temptation there must be alms giving or devoting one's talents to the service of one's neighbour. The Epistle exhorts us not to receive "in vain" this plan of personal reformation, first by warning, then by encouraging us in the eternal struggle between Christ and Antichrist.
A Sung Mass will be held at St Winefride's Church, Well Street, Holywell on the First Sunday of Lent (22nd February) at 1130am