Sunday, February 26, 2023
The readings for the 1st Sunday of Lent get us thinking about sin and temptation. The first reading (Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7) recounts the story of how Adam and Eve turned away from God. The psalm (Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 17) is a repentant appeal to the goodness of God: “Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.” The second reading (Romans 5:12-19) reminds us that even though we are sinners, we are saved through the obedience of Jesus Christ. And the gospel (Matthew 4:1-11) tells us how Jesus went to the desert to fast and pray for 40 days and resisted the temptations of Satan.
So these readings get us started on our Lenten journey. This is a good time to think about how we plan to spend our 40 days in the desert and make a Lenten promise if we have not done this yet. There are many ideas for this on the Catholic Ideas for Lent page.
It is also a good time to remember that we have some superheroes called saints on our side. We can ask them to pray for us when we feel like giving into temptation.
We are sorry that this post was not useful for you!
Let us improve this post!
Tell us how we can improve this post?