Saturday, February 16, 2013

Reflection for Sunday, February 17, 2013

Readings:  DT 26:4-10; PS 91:1-2, 10-15; Rom 10:8-13; Lk 4:1-13

Reflection:  We see Jesus being tempted in many ways in our Gospel reading today.  He is alone, He is hungry, He is thirsty, and He is surely exhausted.  The devil seeks Him in His weakest moments, just as he seeks us in our weakest moments.  We see Jesus turn to scripture and to God the fight the devil’s temptations.  What a great lesson for us to our moments of temptation.  We have been blessed with scripture, prayer to God, prayer for intercession from the Saints, guidance from priests, and guidance from faithful friends.  Surely we are not alone.  All we must do is cry out in faith, and run to God.  As long as we follow Him devoutly, He will guide us and protect us.

Big Picture:  Seek God in your times of temptation

Discussion Starters:

Younger saints:  We see the devil tempting Jesus in His time of weakness in the desert.  Who is the devil?  Does He tempt us?  How does the devil tempt us?

Older saints:    We see that even Jesus turns to God and scripture in His moments of temptation.  Where do you turn when you are tempted?  Do you cry out to God for help and protection?  Spend time learning this week about a few Saints that you feel a special bond with.  These holy individuals have overcome the devil’s temptation and can be sources of strength and guidance for you if you seek them. 

Scripture Verse for the Week:  “Jesus answered him, ‘It is written, One does not live on bread alone.’”  Luke 4:4

You are now entering the mission field:  Donate to your local food bank or food pantry (Corporal Works of Mercy:  Feed the Hungry) 



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