On this first Sunday of Lent, the Church asks us to meditate on animals and angels. For Christ, in his own person, joins together the disparate elements of creation, the spiritual and the material, angels and wild beasts. There are, of course, angels and wild beasts in all of us. We are all a microcosm of the ethereal and the corporeal, the spiritual and the physical.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Genesis 9:8-15
Psalm – Psalm 25:4-9
Reading 2 – 1 Peter 3:18-22
Gospel – Mark 1:12-15