1st Sunday of Lent | Year A
Jesus was led by the Spirit out into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted for forty days and forty nights, after which he was very hungry, and the tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to turn into loaves.’ But he replied, ‘Scripture says:
As Lent begins, we hear about Jesus being tempted to work a miracle to satisfy his hunger; to take an extraordinary risk with his physical safety; and to renounce his Father in exchange for power and wealth. Traditionally these three situations are seen as temptations to vices such as pride and rebellion against God. They also contain another layer of lessons.