February 18, 2021
The gospel of the First Sunday of Lent always reveals to us the temptation of Jesus in the desert. These forty days have made holy our forty days of the Lenten journey, leading us through a time of conversion to celebrate the new life we share with Christ in His death and resurrection. God assures us that He is with us as we are tempted. Unfortunately, the evil one knows us well, and knows our weaknesses, and will play on them, trying to convince us that we are unworthy of God’s love and mercy, and that our future is one of fear and shame. These lies separate us from God, and take away any hope of change. Let us make these forty days, days of grace to overcome evil and sin, and open us to the grace of God.