Reflection 2

Text (Gospel Story) February 14, 2016

Sharing the Mission

Filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, to be tempted by the devil. …The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” Jesus answered: “It is written:, One does not live on bread alone.”…The devil then said to him, “I shall give to you all this power and glory…All this will be yours, if you worship me.” Jesus replied: “It is written: You shall worship the Lord, your God, and him alone shall you serve.” …Then the devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written: He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you and with their hands they will support you, lest you dash your foot against a stone.” Jesus said to him in reply, “It also says: You shall not put the Lord, you God, to the test.” When the devil had finished every temptation, he departed from him for a time.

Discussion

What is the greatest challenge you face as a follower of St Vincent de Paul and Blessed Frederic Ozanam?

Prayer

(Leader) For the grace to be detached from wealth,

(Together) Jesus we turn to you.

(Leader) For the grace to be detached from power,

(Together) Jesus we turn to you.

(Leader) For the grace to be detached from esteem,

(Together) Jesus we turn to you. Amen