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Three Levels of Temptation

Bishop Robert Barron

March 6, 2022

Friends, we come now to the great and holy season of Lent, a time to get back to spiritual basics. This First Sunday of Lent, we hear Luke’s account of the temptation of Jesus. What Jesus faces in the desert are three classical substitutes for God—three levels of temptation, three types of diversion from the ultimate good. Can we look honestly and directly at those things that will cause us to deviate from the path the Lord has for us?

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Dt 26:4-10
Psalm – Ps 91:1-2, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15
Reading 2 – Rom 10:8-13
Gospel – Lk 4:1-13