Sunday Reflections

1St Sunday of Lent – 10th March 2019

This Weeks’s Readings

First Reading: Deuteronomy 20: 4-10   Moses instructs the people to give an account of their heritage as they bring their offering to God.

Second: Romans 10: 8-13 Confession of faith in Christ brings the assurance of salvation.

Gospel: Luke 4:1-13 Tempted by the evil, Jesus stands firm in his trust in God.

Defeating Evil with the Power of Prayer and God’ s Word

This First Sunday of Lent reminds us that life is a constant struggle against the devil. But we are expected to face up to the source of all evil in the power of prayer, penance, God’s Word, and in our determination to be faithful to God. Jesus’ victory in all temptations encourages us to reject any compromise with the devil. Today is also the 33rd National Migrants’ Sunday, a day when the Church invites us to remember with special love and concern all our brothers and sisters who have migrated either from the provinces to the cities or from their homeland to work in more affluent nations. From Word and Life