We kick off the first Sunday in Lent by considering Jesus in the Wilderness, and more particularly the temptation at the end of the episode. Jesus is tempted in three different ways… or perhaps really just the one way. And yet he wanted something different. In our own lives, we can use new things and old things as temptations… distractions… from being present and kind to ourselves and others in our lives. We, too, are tempted, just as Jesus was.
This sermon was preached on March 10, 2019. The readings it is based on can be found here. It was preached at Trinity Episcopal Church in Warsaw, NY by the Rev. Sare Liz Anuszkiewicz.