Day by Day Through Lent

The forty days of Lent begin today. The preceding four days (beginning on Ash Wednesday) were referred to "the days of ashes", a kind of warm-up to the beginning of the forty day journey. So, while Lent began on Ash Wednesday, the first of the forty days is today, the first Sunday of Lent!

The Gospel on this First Sunday of Lent reminds us of the forty days Jesus spent in the desert, preparing for his ministry. The Gospels relate, of course, how Jesus was tempted during his desert time...

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