Commentary on the Gospel of
Lectio - Divina
Mark 1:12–15 Mark reports how Jesus retreated to the desert to be tempted. Jesus, like John, preaches repentance.
The good news is victory over evil, sin, and death. Jesus and John both preach repentance. Think about the meaning of baptism and repentance in your own life. Does Satan (The Adversary) cause temptation directly or does it come in ordinary situations of life?
Pray for a deeper awareness of the meaning of baptism and ask that God not allow anything in life to tempt you to avoid your responsibilities to others and to yourself.
Live this day with confidence, knowing that Jesus has declared victory over evil, sin, and death.