As part of Jesus’ – and our own individual – spiritual
journey, Jesus goes into the Spirit wilderness, where he’s
tested. It’s during this time that Jesus chooses who he
will be and whose he will be with his responses to the
tempter’s suggestions. The decisions we face about how
we live our lives today are no different. The choices we
make about what will feed us and sustain us physically
and spiritually can reflect God’s love in our lives.
– As you start your Lenten journey, choose
a “wilderness” area in your life – perhaps a dark place
where temptations (physical or spiritual) seem to creep
up on you. Invite God into this wilderness and depend
on God when you are tempted.