Sunday, February 17, 2013

The First Sunday of Lent

On the first Sunday of Lent we see Jesus being tempted by the Spirit which sent him out into the desert (Mk1:12). One of the temptations enticed Jesus to use his power to save himself. To which Jesus replied that he trusts the Father and he lives for Him.

So many times, just like Jesus, we have been and are still confronted by temptations at all fronts. Can we also trust and live for  the Father like Jesus? Or do we instead personify the devil by challenging God to save us? Yes, we do blackmail and manipulate God when we trade on his care- "If you are God, then, save me from my financial woes, from my frustrations and loneliness, from a loveless life, etc. etc, etc.." Or,  "Why this?" and "Why me God?" Yet, despite of all these . . . God beckons us to just come home. . . where we will find the salvation that we've been looking for.
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Come to me all you who are weary and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matt. 11:28

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