The First Sunday of LentLuke 4:1-13
The gospel for the First Sunday of Lent speaks of the temptations of Jesus, after His 40 days of fasting in the desert. It is so fitting that we hear this gospel at the beginning of our Season of Lent. We are starting to embark on a journey of self-denial of our own personal choice. We know it can be difficult to abstain, in any form. We have the example of Jesus, denying Himself of food for 40 days, and then being enticed by the devil to submit to him.
Let us gather courage from this gospel, courage that will endure throughout this beautiful Season of growing closer to the Lord.