I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

My Reflections for February 26 First Sunday of Lent, Mark 1:12-15

My Reflections:
The moment we encounter deprivation it's very tempting for us to do anything just to address that deficiency. For example our deprivation of material wealth; once we see an opportunity to address our lack of money. Some of us may grab it even if it is corrupted or dirty money.

In a husband and wife relationship there will be instances wherein there is a valid reason for us to be deprived of sex. It’s very tempting as well to address this denial of sex elsewhere.

Once we succumb to these many temptations that satan dangles before us it will spell trouble for us and our family. We may enjoy fleeting happiness and satisfaction but at the end of the day there will be problems. Because we were not able to resist the temptation of satan.

Jesus had His own deprivation and temptation in the desert; He was deprived without food for forty days. Yet He did not succumb to the temptation of satan to make the stones bread.  There were two more temptations that satan posed before Him but He rejected them both.   

We all have our own story of deprivation or desert experience let us not do anything immoral to satisfy it. Let us persevere and be victorious over satan’s many scheming to temp us.

Let us be committed to Jesus as He was dedicated to God and to His mission during His own desert experience.

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