mmm….a day late….
Why did Jesus go into the desert to pray for 40 days and nights? That is one question I hope that I get to ask. We learn that He was tempted three times and each time He refused to give in to temptation.
Lent is to symbolically represent these 40 days and nights that Jesus spent in the desert, alone, praying and fighting off temptation. We sometimes feel like we are alone, in a desert, fighting off temptation. However it is much harder for us, since we are not 100% divine and 100% human. We seek 1% divinity and let God determine our fate.
So as we wander into this desert, let us reflect on how we can improve on what we have done in the past. As the saying goes “fool me once, shame on you – fool me twice, shame on me”