Click here to listen to this homily (19 minutes) given by Fr Thomas Weise at St Rose of Lima Parish in Wrangell, Alaska. After his Baptism, Jesus is lead by the Spirit into the desert to fast and pray for 40 days. He is tempted by Satan to use his power for his own good, to make himself more important than the message, and to forsake his relationship with the Father for the things of this world. Strengthened by the Spirit let us resist the temptation to make this Lent all about us, instead of being about connecting to God at ever deeper levels through Prayer, Fasting, and Alms giving (mercy). Let us pray for one another.
Readings: Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7; Psalm 51; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11