The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert

February 22, 2015 8:00 am

“The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him.” (Mk 1: 12-13)

It was the beginning of Our Lord’s mission—before He started “proclaiming the gospel of God.” As we see, the desert is not empty: “He was among wild beasts and the angels” and tempted by Satan. The desert is more about relationship than about space, and we experience a physical lack so that we can have a closer relationship in the future.

“One does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.” (Gospel Acclamation)

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