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Looking More Closely at the Word
First Sunday of Lent
Year B
February 18, 2024
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al

• Words,     Phrases
To the point
• First Two     Readings
• Experience

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The Word Embodied

John F. Kavanaugh, SJ

Floods and Deserts

Lent invites us to enter the water and to walk the desert—to stare death itself in the face.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Test of Honor

Jesus was baptized by John and successfully defended his honor against Satan.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

John Justus Landsberg

Christians must expect is to be tempted by the devil. As Scripture tells us, we have to be prepared for temptation, for it is written: “When you enter God’s service, prepare your soul for an ordeal.”

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

Through Water and Desert to Life

If the Christmas season reawakened us to the good news of the incarnation, Lent now draws us more fully into its consequences.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

It is God’s will ultimately not to destroy the earth but to redeem it.

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