Sunday Gospel Warm-Up

February 15, 2024


Our Desert Experiences

Mark 1:12-15

We hear in the Gospel this Sunday that Jesus was driven out into the desert. The connotation is that he didn’t have a choice in the matter. When it comes to “desert” times neither do we. What happens out there in the desert is something vital to the spiritual life. All the silly pretensions are dropped. There are no distractions. It’s just the bare you and God and that’s what God needs and wants.

Our life experiences of desert moments where we feel like we have been drained of everything is the opportunity for God to fill us up with something new and better. So go along with the Spirit this Lent. Be driven out into the desert and discover God in a new way.