The Israelites wandered in the wilderness for forty years because they were so often lost in sin. Complaining, lack of faith, idolatry, and pride: all these held them back from a free-flowing movement into the Promised Land.
The Blessed Trinity says with great love, “We will intervene once again. This time, the Son will take upon himself the sin of the past, gathering new followers for a new Promised Land.”
The days of Lent are as the years of wandering. Beset with the same temptations of God’s people in the desert, Jesus reduces each one to ashes by the power of God’s Word from Deuteronomy. These are the same verses that the Israelites could have applied to their temptations, but did not. Cling to Jesus and let him move you into the Promise.
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Example: I live by words from Your mouth. v. 4
Sundays are dedicated to the Gospels from the Revised Common Lectionary.
In year A, we generally read from the Gospel of St. Matthew.
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