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First Sunday of Lent B
February 22, 2015

Study of the Readings

Ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman, et al.

• Words, Phrases
• To the point

• First Two Readings

The Word Embodied

Kavanaugh, S. J.

Floods and Deserts

Water is one of those great impersonal forces of the earth, before which we, even in our technological abundance, can find ourselves abandoned and helpless. And yet water, despite its chaos, is the promise of life.


Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Test of Honor

The Mediterranean reader is quite frightened for Jesus until reminded that “the angels waited on him.” Of course! The Son of God has a different kinship network which does not abandon him.


Thoughts from the
Early Church

John Justus Landsberg

Human life on earth is a life of warfare, and the first thing Christians must expect is to be tempted by the devil. ... When you enter God’s service, prepare your soul for an ordeal.


Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

God promises never again to destroy the earth by a flood. This is a pictorial statement of the biblical faith in divine preservation. It is God’s will ultimately not to destroy the earth but to redeem it.