Gospel Reading: Luke 4:1-13
For Sunday, February 17, 2013—Lent 1
Let us begin Lent with a test.
The Holy Spirit fills Jesus up, leads him into the wilderness and then apparently leaves him there in the hands of the devil. The devil? Who is this devil? This is how we want to start Lent, by talking about the devil?
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