Scripture Reflections for the First Sunday of Lent

Year C, Lectionary 24

Hate feeling lost on Sundays at church? Searching for a better explanation of the Bible than what you hear from your pastor's sermon? Check out the following collection of audio, video, and text commentaries from various Christian experts for a better understanding of today's scripture that deal with: AdamCombatConnectedDesertDevilDivinityEconomyEdenExodusFaithFocusFreedomHuman RightsIdentityIdolatryJusticeLentPowerPrayerRememberRepentSalvationSinSolomonTemptationTransformation

Psalm 91:1-2, 10-15
Romans 10:8-13
"Jesus Christ, Lord of All" | Brant Pitre |
Luke 4:1-13
"Into the desert" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant |

“and all of the temptations come down to this: denying humanity and grasping at divinity”

Fr. Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ |

“what's taking place then in the season of Lent is that we are now going to recapitulate the temptations of Jesus in ourselves. Just as he spent 40 days and 40 nights in the desert, so too we enter into the season of Lent”

"Why Do We Pray, Fast & Give Alms?" | Brant Pitre |

“Freedom was a special gift from God to humanity but the same freedom became an entrance point through which the devil brought about the fall of humanity”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |

“in discerning God's will for us we need to study, reflect, pray and dialogue with others to build right relationships that promote lives of justice, peace and care for the integrity of creation”

Sr. Sheila Kinsey, FCJM |

“Just because you know scripture don't mean you know Jesus”

"Choose Your Battles" | Fr. Stephen Thorne |
Gabriel Balan |
Overall Readings

“Where do we seek nourishment from when bread alone is not enough? How are we inviting God into our fight for justice?”

Melissa Cedillo |

“In Lent we as a church are called to go slowly so that we can better see God and ourselves in relationship”

Sallie Latkovich, C.S.J. |
Fr. Tony Ricard |