March 9, 2019

1st Sunday Lent - C (March 10, 2019)

The Son of God

Luke begins this passage connecting it with the baptism of Jesus.  Reading “the Jordan” and “the Holy Spirit,” we are reminded of the baptism at the Jordan, where the Holy Spirit “descended upon” Jesus, and the Father’s voice from heaven declared, “You are my beloved Son” (Luke 3:22).

Now the devil challenged Jesus, “If you are the Son of God…”

And we know how Jesus took on those temptations.

In Baptism, Jesus has made us children of God.

Like Jesus, we continue to be tempted – the temptations of self-centeredness, of controlling others, and even of controlling God.

Lent gives us the chance to look at the example of Jesus and ask ourselves, “How am I living as a child of God?”

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