Sunday, February 18, 2018

Driven Into The Desert
“lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil” 

Jesus is led by the Spirit into the desert and is tempted by the devil.  Desert dryness and desert thirst.  A place of wilderness and danger.  A place of beauty, silence and peace.

With Jesus today we call upon the same Spirit to lead us in moments of temptation.  In the desert we recognize our thirst and hunger to know and love our God more deeply, more completely.  Jesus is the Living Water and Bread of life.
Action:           Renew your Baptismal Commitment, be washed clean and anointed as disciple of Christ.

Renewal of Baptismal Promises

V. Do you renounce sin, so as to live in the freedom of the children of God?
R. I do.

V. Do you renounce the lure of evil, so that sin may have no mastery over you?
R. I do.

V. Do you renounce Satan, the author and prince of sin?
R. I do.

V. Do you believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth?
R. I do.

V. Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, suffered death and was buried, rose again from the dead and is seated at the right hand of the Father?
R. I do.

V. Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting?
R. I do.

V. And may almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us new birth by water and the Holy Spirit and bestowed on us forgiveness of our sins, keep us by his grace, in Christ Jesus our Lord, for eternal life.

R. Amen. 

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