Reflection on Mark 1:12-15
We must constantly keep aware of temptation. We can willingly allow Divinity to cleanse us so that we can go into the world and be a person of the Good News. I am sure by your own experiences you know being a Christian fully aware of right and wrong is not easy. In fact to do so takes faith, knowledge, and the appreciation of the awe and wonder of God among the other gifts of the Spirit. Perhaps you have been blessed with the gift of courage to take the challenge to great heights. If you tried and failed, keep trying, it is part of the process, trust that Jesus is near you.
Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness James, Tissot, Brooklyn Museum
The Temptation of Jesus
12 And the Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels waited on him.
The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry
14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.”
Thank you for meditating on this Gospel reading and considering Mark 1:12-15 Reflection – Keep Aware of Temptation.
The above passage from Mark 1 in the New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE) used with permission.
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