Sunday, March 6, 2022
The readings for the First Sunday of Lent for Year C demonstrate that we must give our whole lives to God. In the first reading (Deuteronomy 26:4-10) Moses explains that we must give our best offering to the Lord. The psalm (Psalm 91:1-2, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15) sings of deliverance from trouble. In the second reading (Romans 10:8-13) Paul tells us we must follow Jesus not just with our minds, but also with our hearts. In the gospel (Luke 4:1-13) Jesus is tempted by the devil in the desert but resists, putting his trust in his Father instead.
This is a good time to think about if we give our whole selves to the Lord or if we hold back for ourselves. Here are some ideas: