A Homily – Mark 1:12 – 15 ©
The Gospel According to Mark – 2018.02.18
The Way out of the Wilderness
Repent, which means turn, repent and believe.
Believe not so that you can be saved, but believe that you are saved already.
Believe that you are saved and turn, turn away from the selfishness, wickedness and injustice, turn toward the way of love, communitarianism and justice.
The way of God, the path to the garden, it is as near to you as that, turn toward it, and you are on it, and do not look back.
Jesus was Tempted by Satan
The Spirit drove Jesus out into the wilderness and he remained there for forty days, and was tempted by Satan. He was with the wild beasts, and the angels looked after him.
After John had been arrested, Jesus went into Galilee. There he proclaimed the Good News from God. ‘The time has come’ he said ‘and the kingdom of God is close at hand. Repent, and believe the Good News.’
1st Sunday of Lent