Reflection on Mark 1:12-15
We constantly have to keep aware of temptation, cleansed by Divinity, we go into the world by being a person of the Good News. I am sure by your own experiences you know being a fully aware Christian 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 on the challenge. If you tried and failed, keep trying, Jesus is near you.
Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness James, Tissot, Brooklyn Museum
Mark 1 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
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 this reflection on Mark 1:12-15.