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Study, Pray, Serve: 1st Sunday of Lent

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Here are some of the central themes that surface in the readings for the 1st Sunday of Lent.

1st Reading – Deuteronomy 26:4-10

  • This passage recaps the oppression and subsequent liberation of the people of Israel.
  • This recollection inspires the people to give thanks to God for the blessings that they have received.

Psalm – 91:1-2,10-15

  • “Be with me Lord, when I am in trouble.”
  • We trust in God for the strength we need in difficult and challenging times.

2nd Reading – Romans 10:8-13

  • Our salvation is anchored in the conviction that Jesus is Lord.
  • This hope has no distinction between race or ethnicity; all who call upon the Lord will be saved.

Gospel – Luke 4:1-13

  • Every year the 1st Sunday of Lent features the temptation of Christ by the devil.
  • Jesus responds to each of the three temptations with words of Scripture.

Mass Readings – 1st Sunday of Lent


Catholic Inspiration Archives

Daily Mass: Persevere in times of temptation. Catholic Inspiration

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All of us face temptations of different types and intensities throughout our lives. James exhorts us to persevere…hang in there! God gives us the grace to face them.

Mass Readings – Tuesday of the 6th Week of the Year


Catholic Inspiration Archives

Daily Mass: Draw near to God. Catholic Inspiration


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Daily Mass Readings

James offers straightforward, practical advice: we know that there is evil in the world…avoid it!  When we draw near to God we place our lives under the grace and strength of the one who died and rose that we might have eternal life.

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