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First Sunday of Lent-Mark 1: 12-15

First Sunday of Lent

Cycle B

Mark 1: 12-15

In today’s world of technology, it is a challenge to empty our minds and be present to the God within us. Our lives are filled with noise and activity:  televisions, iPads, iPhones, loud music, messaging, games, etc.   Our personal contacts are in jeopardy as we text one another...even if we are under the same roof. How do we empty our cluttered lives and pay heed to God’s constant invitation to surrender?

Mark, in his gospel, shows us Jesus’ way. This was a painful time for Jesus. His soul mate, John the Baptist, had been arrested and Jesus’ own life was in jeopardy. Jesus withdraws to the desert where, in silence, he hears God’s words of compassion and love.  “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” He assures Jesus that “the blind will see, the lame will walk, and the poor have the good news preached to them.”

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First Sunday of Lent-Mark 1: 12-15

First Sunday of Lent

Cycle B

Mark 1: 12-15

In today’s world of technology, it is a challenge to empty our minds and be present to the God within us. Our lives are filled with noise and activity:  televisions, iPads, iPhones, loud music, messaging, games, etc.   Our personal contacts are in jeopardy as we text one another...even if we are under the same roof. How do we empty our cluttered lives and pay heed to God’s constant invitation to surrender?

Mark, in his gospel, shows us Jesus’ way. This was a painful time for Jesus. His soul mate, John the Baptist, had been arrested and Jesus’ own life was in jeopardy. Jesus withdraws to the desert where, in silence, he hears God’s words of compassion and love.  “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” He assures Jesus that “the blind will see, the lame will walk, and the poor have the good news preached to them.”

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Reflection for the First Sunday of Lent

I’ll admit it. I used to think of Lent as a long, dark and dismal period, something to be endured before the joy of Easter.  Since we started sharing the journey with Sisters and Associates, I now find it an affirming, uplifting time.  The reflections on the Sunday Readings and the comments shared make the journey an enlightening experience.  Thank you Sister Joan!

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