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Sunday 1st (B) of Lent

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Gospel text (Mk 1,12-15): At once the Spirit drove him out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. At once the Spirit drove him out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him. After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

Today, Jesus is preparing the announcement of our salvation: «This is the time of fulfilment. The kingdom of God is at hand.» Jesus feels it is not enough to “preach us a sermon”: Above all He prays for us; he went to the desert in loneliness, prayer and fasting... This may sound strange but we need to do the same, at least a little time every day.

- «Repent, and believe in the Gospel». When a man never prays nor fasts then his life becomes a desert where he dies of boredom.