Reflection for the 1st Sunday in Lent

desertFirst Reading: Dt 26:4-10
Psalm: Ps 91:1-2, 10-15
Second Reading: Rom 10:8-13
Gospel: Luke 4:1-3

Reflection
 “Everyone who calls on the Lord will be saved.”  So says the Letter to the Romans in today’s second reading.  And Moses, in the first reading reminds the people of all the ways God heard the cries of the Israelites, worked wonders for them, and led them out of captivity.  The Psalm for today also challenges us to pray, “Be with me Lord, when I am in trouble.”  Is it any wonder then that Jesus, as he is tempted by the devil, calls out to the evil one, “You shall worship the Lord, your God, and him alone shall you serve.”
Prayer
Remind us, Jesus, whenever we are in need to call upon your name so that we too, can be released from whatever evil may want to capture us.  Throughout the Scriptures we are challenged to remember that you came to save us out of unconditional love and that same love is present for us each moment of every day.Amy Kistner, OSF
Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg

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