First Sunday of Lent –
Like Jesus, we need divine resources in times of misfortune. We need the kind of help that only God can give. Jesus was alone in the wilderness yet he was not alone. Mark says: “He was with the wild beasts and angels waited on him.” Whatever that passage is telling us, it certainly speaks of divine assistance. And that divine assistance is with us constantly. Long before his crisis came Jesus had learned to depend on God. He was ready. He knew his Father and was at peace with his Father.