Temptation: the struggle of giving in

First Sunday in Lent
[22] Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7
Psalm 51:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14+17
Romans 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19
Matthew 4:1-11

Here at the beginning of Lent, temptation is at hand. Whether it be brought about by the withdrawals we experience as a result of giving things up or whether it is brought by the usually vices, temptations often present us with a choice. Do we stay obedient, or do we give in? These forty days in the desert of temptation call us to follow Jesus’ example, to lessen ourselves and take in more of God our Father. We will be hungry, but our hunger should be for the Bread of Life. We will thirst, but we must thirst for righteousness. Share in Christ’s journey through the desert this Lenten season, and prepare yourself for His everlasting gift of salvation.

Andrew Gonzalez, a first- year biology major and a student minister with University Ministry, serving on the Residence Hall Ministry Team. He leads worship with the Bridge, a non-denominational praise and worship gathering and he serves as vice-president of the Catholic Student Group. He is originally from Corpus Christi, Texas.


About bhalderman

A Marianist brother who works as the University Minister for Social Justice and as adjunct faculty in the department of Sociology at St. Mary's University. Brian holds a Masters in Social Work and a Bachelors of Arts in Religious Studies.

Posted on March 13, 2011, in Lenten Reflections. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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