At that time Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert.
Word of God,
you walked the desert,
and you thought and prayed about
who you are.
The devil slithered around you
and hissed, “Choose me! Choose me!
you loved the Father, above all things,
and you loved your neighbors
even as you loved
And so we choose you. Take us also
to a desert; speak to our hearts.
Deepen our own grasp of
who you really are:
THE FIRST READING
Genesis 2:7-9; 3:1-7
The Lord formed man out of the clay of the ground and blew into his nostrils the breath of li
you make us from clay.
You whisper your life into us daily.
But we sin.
Thank you for
THE SECOND READING
But the gift is not like the transgression.
you soften our sins with your grace,
you make them soil for the seed that you plant.
The crop that you raise
is your only
Please let our love for each other, in you,
be a portion of your yield,
a small part of his