March 8, 2014
1st Sunday of Lent - A
“Jesus was hungry.”
It is a moment of vulnerability for Jesus. And the tempter knows that.
The first temptation can happen when we are hungry in our body (hunger, thirst, physical exhaustion), in our heart (emotional exhaustion, stress, loneliness), in our mind (laziness, feeling stuck with unsolvable problems), or in our soul (spiritual dryness, doubt)…
The second temptation can happen when we are hungry for self-determination, for control of our own destiny, for a false sense of freedom from responsibilities and commitment, when we only think of ourselves, when we think we are our own gods.
The third temptation can happen when we are hungry for power, for domination, for popularity, for wealth, …
We know what Jesus did in that moment of vulnerability, and how he faced those temptations.