We enter once more into the very holy season of Lent: a time of preparation; a desert time; a time of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving; a time to return to the basics. And so how wonderful that the Church gives us, for this first Sunday of Lent, a passage from the very beginning of the Bible, a story of universal and enduring significance. We hear of the creation and fall of mankind. But we will not properly understand this epic tale until we see that it has to do with us.
Reading 1 – Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7
Psalm – Psalm 51:3-17
Reading 2 – Romans 5:12-19
Gospel – Matthew 4:1-11