Gospel Reflection for March 1, 2020, 1st Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: Genesis 2.7-9; 3.1-7; Romans 5.12-19; Matthew 4.1-11 Scripture says, “Not by bread alone do people live but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Scripture also says, “You shall not put the Holy One your God to the test.” – Matthew 4.4, 7 The temptation gospel asks us to examineContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 1, 2020, 1st Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for March 5, 2017, 1st Sunday of Lent

Scripture Readings: Genesis 2.7-9; 3.1-7; Romans 5.12-19; Matthew 4.1-11 “Away with you, Satan. Scripture says, ‘You shall worship the Holy One your God; only God shall you adore.’” – Matthew 4.10 Each year the temptation story from one of the synoptic gospels is the gospel for the 1st Sunday of Lent. The devil in theContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for March 5, 2017, 1st Sunday of Lent”

Gospel Reflection for February 17, 1st Sunday of Lent

The devil had been tempting Jesus in the desert. Jesus said, “Scripture says, ‘You shall not put the Holy One your God to the test.’” Luke 4.9 In their theological duel Jesus and his antagonist express two very different interpretations of the role and mission of the messiah.  The devil tempts Jesus to display hisContinue reading “Gospel Reflection for February 17, 1st Sunday of Lent”