Sunday Gospel Warm-up in Lent

February 22, 2023

All by the Grace of God

Feb. 26 Mat 4:1-11

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The first Sunday of Lent we always hear the temptation of Jesus in the desert. Jesus is tempted with all kinds of power if only he would let go of his obedience to God. Of course, we know there is no chance of that. We also know these temptations of power come to us in all kinds of ways. In fact, probably on a daily if not hourly basis, we cave in to these temptations.

Lent is our time to become aware of our need for God’s Grace. It is our time to embrace our sinfulness and turn to God for forgiveness and the spiritual power to resist those temptations as Jesus did.

We enter into the genuine spirit of Lent by humbly acknowledging that only in God can we be truly happy and be in peace in this life and the next. So, we humbly pray, give alms, and fast all with the goal of making God our priority.