Sunday Gospel Reflection


Mark 1:12 And the Spirit immediately
drove Jesus out into the wilderness. 13
He was in the wilderness forty days,
tempted by Satan; and he was with the
wild beasts; and the angels waited on

Mark 1:14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming
the good news of God, 15 and saying,
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom
of God has come near; convert, and
believe in the good news.” (NRSV adjusted)


The accounts of the temptation of Jesus
are found in the first three Gospels. The
version in Mark is the shortest and both
Matthew and Luke offer an expanded
conversation in the form of a rabbinic
debate based on texts from Scripture
(Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 4:1-13). The
Letter to the Hebrews also preserves a
memory of the testing of Jesus.


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