Readings & Reflections with Cardinal Tagle’s video: First Sunday of Lent B & Blessed John of Fiesole, February 18,2018
Noah endured the forty-day devastation of the flood. In a similar way, the Spirit today drives Jesus into forty-day trial of the desert. Satan conspires to make Jesus compromise his relationship as Son toward his Father. But Jesus remembers how the flood ends with God’s promise, “I will establish my covenant with you.” The Father now perfects that promise in the flesh of his own Son who will “show sinners the way” so that “he might lead you to God.” The temptations make Jesus only more certain of his Sonship. Through our trials the Father’s care shines.