We have begun the 40 Day journey into the desert with Jesus. As we begin this journey, I think that it is important that we first assess how we are doing in looking at the BIG picture and by the BIG picture I mean how we are really doing in living our lives in such a way that we are pleasing God.
I believe that in this assessment we need to look at three areas of our lives. First, do we make our relationship with God a focus in our life; second, do we strive to lift others up in their journey; and third, are we being the person that God calls us to be.
In the following weeks I will look more closely at these areas. However, it is important that we do not wait until the end of the 40 days to do this assessment. As Lent begins, let us pause, quiet ourselves, and do a real honest self assessment.
Today’s Gospel reminds us that the devil is hoping that we don’t: may the devil not win!
God’s continued blessing!
Fr. Yvon J. Royer