This Sunday is the first Sunday of Lent, and we read about events that occurred at the very beginning of Jesus’ ministry.
Following his baptism, Jesus spent 40 days in the wilderness—his own, personal equivalent of Lent.
It was a time of preparation for the beginning of his public preaching in Galilee.
Here are 9 things to know and share . . .
1) How does Mark describe what happens after Jesus is baptized?
In Mark 1:12, we encounter the puzzling statement, “The Spirit immediately drove him [Jesus] out into the wilderness.”
The fact that Jesus responds to the initiative of the Holy Spirit reveals the cooperation of the three Persons of the Trinity.
2) Why does Mark say that...READ MORE