This Sunday is the First Sunday of Lent, and in the readings, we are reminded of God’s covenant love, growing in the understanding that Jesus is and brings this love in its fullness.
While the First Sunday of Lent always features Jesus’ temptation in the desert, today’s pericope from the Gospel of Mark is brief and does not include the details of other synoptic gospel accounts. The gospel this Sunday is to run away from temptation, repent and believe.
Lent is an opportunity to allow the Holy Spirit to take us deep into the desert, to a place where we can prayerfully reflect on the ways we miss the mark of God and God’s ways, and resolve to grow in holiness.
People often give up something for Lent. This is a great opportunity to adopt a resolution that will have lasting impact on the lives of the people we touch.
Gail Maloof, Parish Secretary
St. William/Immaculate Heart of Mary
“Jesus paid a debt did not owe
because we owed a debt we could not pay
Secretary St. William
on Friday, February 19 at 12:00PM