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1st Sunday of Lent Year C

We recently had a day of spirituality for the priests of the diocese to help us prepare for Lent.  And our facilitator asked each of us at the table to make comments on a sheet of paper with this Gospel upon it.  The wisest thing written on my sheet was sadly not mine.  It said, “Jesus chooses engagement over ease.”  Isn’t that something?  The opposite of ease in this case is not difficulty, but engagement.  The Devil constantly asks Jesus to separate himself out and away from others.  Having fasted for forty days, the Devil suggests to the very hungry Jesus to command the stone to turn to bread.  Surely, he could.  Then the Devil asks Jesus with a simple gesture towards him, he would hand over all the kingdoms of the world so he could reign as befits a king.  And although…

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  1. Very nice

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