A Lent daybook for these 40 days of prayer. Join me, won't you? (see previous Lent daybook 2017 posts here)
Is this your first time to practice Lent? Here's a simple introduction: How we prepare for Lent.
Blessed first Sunday of Lent!
I offer you three poems in response to the lectionary readings for today. First of all, a sonnet from the inestimable poet and priest Malcolm Guite illustrating a temptation that is defeated by the Son of God and Son of Man who makes a way for us all to receive help in times of trouble.
Secondly, I offer you a poetic reflection I wrote several years ago. This in response to the heartbreaking account of a temptation that leads to the defeat of humankind through the weakness and pride of Adam and Eve.
Last, a stanza from George Herbert that beautifully reminds us of the ultimate victory the sinless, crucified Christ wins in obedience to God and for the redemption of all of us.
May our lives respond in humble gratitude today, friends.
Readings for today: Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7, Psalm 32, Romans 5:12-19, Matthew 4:1-11
Prayer for today:
(see all Lent daybook posts from 2016 here)