40 Days

Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent.  This period of time is spent in remembrance of our Savior’s forty days in the desert:

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And he fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterward he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written,

‘Man shall not live by bread alone,
but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’”

Then the devil took him to the holy city, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written,

‘He will give his angels charge of you,’

and

‘On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you strike your foot against a stone.’”

Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’” Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them; and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Begone, Satan! for it is written,

‘You shall worship the Lord your God
and him only shall you serve.’”

11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and ministered to him.

(Matthew 4:1-11)

I’m not sure what, if anything, will change in my blogging during this season. My initial inclination is towards more religious themed posts, but we will see. Until then, I wish everyone a blessed Lent.

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “40 Days

  1. Donal, will you continue your Saturday Saints postings? I’ve really been enjoying them.

  2. Yes Maeve, I think that I will. There are still plenty of Saints to choose from.

  3. Wonderful – so glad to hear that.

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