February 14 – First Sunday of Lent

February 14, 2016  •   LPi

spiritLedToday’s Gospel

“Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit through the wilderness, being tempted there by the devil for forty days, (Luke 4:1-2).”

Daily Lent Reflection

Our Sunday Lent readings this year begin with an account of Jesus’ time being tested.  Luke tells us that Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness where he was tempted by Satan. However, Jesus did not rely on his own human strength to overcome temptation. He relied on the Holy Spirit to give him strength, wisdom, courage, and self-control. We too are given the Holy Spirit to help us in our weakness and to be our guide in times of testing.

Daily Lent Challenge

Today, I strive to become aware of the choices I make, both small and large, and reflect on my reasons for making them. Am I acting in line with my faith and seeking help from the Holy Spirit, or am I being tempted?

Teresa Keogh, Archdiocese of Southwark