Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent, March 1

by Jim Forest Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7 | Romans 5:12-19 | Matthew 4:1-11 All these kingdoms I will bestow on you if you prostrate yourself in homage before me. ~Matthew 4:10 Jesus's last temptation was to trade worship for power. Satan is shown as a power broker. His message: "Center your life on the prince of … Continue reading Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent, March 1

LENT 2015: Reflection for the first Sunday of Lent, Feb. 22

by Mitch Finley Genesis 9:8-15 | 1 Peter 3:18-22 | Mark 1:12-15 Jesus was with the wild beasts, and angels waited on him. (Mark 1:13b) Where is Jesus today? Still with the wild beasts, and those who join him will find themselves served by angels. The risen Christ, of course, is wherever two or three … Continue reading LENT 2015: Reflection for the first Sunday of Lent, Feb. 22