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Forty days before the Triduum, the Lenten season disposes Catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery through prayer and penitential practices.
Theme: Temptation - What would Jesus do?
Breaking Open the Word
Suggested text for faith sharing: Today’s Gospel
Step One: Listen to the Word
As you listen to the familiar story of Jesus’ journey into the desert, what word or phrase did you notice? As you heard it again today, what image from this story lingers in your memory?
Step Two: Look into Your Life
Question for Children: What do you plan to do during Lent this year as a way of showing you want to grow closer to Jesus?
Question for Youth: Jesus was tempted by the devil. How are you tempted? What helps you resist these temptations?
Question for Adults: When you yourself pause to be alone with God, what distracts and prevents you from dwelling in that? Busyness? The demands of life? TV? The internet?