On this 1st Sunday of Lent, we hear Noah endured the forty-day devastation of the flood. In a similar way, the Spirit today drives Jesus into the forty-day trial of the desert. Satan conspires to make Jesus compromise his relationship as Son to his Father. But Jesus remembers how the flood ends with God’s promise: “I will establish my covenant with you.” The Father now perfects that promise in the flesh of his own Son, who will “show sinners the way” so that “he might lead you to God.” The temptations reveal that Jesus is unshakeably certain of his Sonship. Through our trials the Father’s care shines; let us spend time at Mass dwelling in the Heavenly Father’s loving care.
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_Please see the following songs for today, enclosed is the music guide https://bit.ly/3qHKWbk
Gathering Song: This is the Time of Fulfillment #472
Presentation: Again We Keep this Solemn Fast #474
Communion: One Bread, One Body #931
Sending Song: Lord, Who Throughout These 40 Days #461
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_Hope to see you this coming week at either Magnify, Fr Don’s Study and Stations of the Cross.